A trial court is going to frame charges on Monday against six people, including four MCD officials, for their alleged role in a corruption case involving streetlighting before the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Special CBI judge Pradeep Chaddah had reserved its order on February 24 to formally frame charges against MCD superintendent engineer D K Sugan, executive engineer O P Mahala, accountant Raju V and tender clerk Gurcharan Singh.
The court had also decided to frame charges against director J P Singh and managing director T P Singh of private firm Sweska Powertech Engineers Pvt Ltd, who were allegedly illegally favoured in awarding the streetlighting contract. Except Raju, all others are in judicial custody.
Another accused, Mehul Karnik, an employee of Philips India Pvt Ltd, was discharged from the case. The court had said there was prima facie evidence to put these people on trial for their alleged roles in the case. The CBI had charged the accused under Sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 420 (cheating), forgery under the IPC and various provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The streetlightning scam is one of the 10 CWG-related scams under the CBI. The MCD had decided to upgrade streetlightning to international standard before the Games.