The CBI has sought government nod to prosecute former NDMC chairman Parimal Rai on charges of accepting favours in contracts for upgrading Shivaji Stadium during the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
After getting the nod,the CBI will file a chargesheet against Rai. The agency said the probe into CWG case is nearing completion. It has also named the then executive engineer P K Gulati and superintendent engineer R S Thakur as accused. The CBI has alleged that the accused abused their official position and awarded contracts to upgrade and renovate Shivaji and Talkatora stadiums at exorbitant rates,by inflating the cost to private firms,resulting in loss to the NDMC.
Rai,a 1985 batch IAS officer from UT cadre,is currently secretary with the Goa government. He had headed the NDMC for four years. Gulati has retired from service.