6 Aug 2010

Senior Delhi officials suspended over corruption

12:14 pm on 6 August 2010

Three senior Delhi Commonwealth Games officials have been suspended over financial irregularities and the case has been handed to the government's anti-corruption watchdog.

The three officials were suspended after a committee submitted its report on charges of corruption during last year's Queen's Baton Relay launch in London.

Widspread corruption charges are swirling around the October Games, and the Central Vigilance Commission, the government's anti-corruption watchdog, has identified 16 projects where financial irregularities are suspected.

And the Games Treasurer Anil Khanna has just resigned following a contract row.

The first athletes are due to arrive in Delhi in six weeks.