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Court notice to Suresh Kalmadi over London visit

Published: 18th July 2012 05:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2012 06:48 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi, an accused in a graft case, on a plea opposing his visit to London during the Olympics there later this month.

A division bench of Acting Chief Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw sought a response from Kalmadi and the Indian Olympic Association within three days.

Kalmadi, standing trial for alleged irregularities in the conduct of the 2010 Commonwealth Games here, is out on bail. He plans to visit London from July 26 to Aug 13.

The court would next hear the matter July 24.

Kalmadi said in his application in the trial court that he wanted to attend the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council conference in London on the sidelines of the Olympic Games.

He said he wanted to attend the IAAF Council conference in London in his capacity as a member and as president of the Asian Athletics Association.

The trial court July 13 allowed Kalmadi to visit London.

The CBI, in its first chargesheet in the case against Kalmadi and 10 others, described him as a prime accused and the mastermind in the corruption case related to financial irregularities in awarding a Rs.141 crore contract for a scoring system for the Commonwealth Games.

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