June 30, 2022
RANCHI: Former Jharkhand sports minister and Congress leader Bandhu Tirkey‘s residence was raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday.
The CBI is conducted searches at around 16 locations in connection with the alleged irregularities in the multi-crore games equipment purchases for the 34th National Games held in Ranchi in 2011.
The premises of the then director sports of the state P C Mishra, organising secretary of national games Madhukant Pathak, organising secretary H M Hashmi are also being searched, reported PTI.
Seven places in Ranchi and five locations in Dhanbad are also being searched.
The CBI took over the case from Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) after the Jharkhand high court had directed the probe agency to investigate the matter. The agency also and registered two FIRs.
The first FIR was related to irregularities in the construction of a mega-sports complex for the 34th National Games, and the second related to irregularities in procuring sports equipment and organizing the National Games.
As per the reports, in 2008 the then Sports Minister Bandhu Tirkey allegedly approved the files related to tenders.
In April, Tirkey was disqualified as a member of the Legislative Assembly after being convicted in a disproportionate assets (DA) case.
– With inputs from agencies.

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