Accusing the investigating officer (IO) of “bias” against his client, the advocate for former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee secretary general Lalit Bhanot, accused in a games-related graft case, told the court that the IO failed to conduct a proper probe into the matter.
Senior advocate Ramesh Gupta made the allegation while opposing the framing of charges against Bhanot in the case regarding award of the contract to Swiss Timing Omega for installation of Timing, Scoring and Results system. Gupta, in his arguments against the framing of charges by CBI Special Judge Talwant Singh, also told the court that the Spanish firm MSL was not given the contract to install the TSR system despite low prices as it had submitted “forged” and “incomplete” documents.
“I have no grudge against the IO that he was biased against me. But it was expected of him to be fair in the probe. The bid of MSL was a manipulated document...,” argued Gupta.