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“I’m not the one who would run away from inquiry. I make others run,” said former Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, facing charges of corruption in connection with the mega sports event held in Delhi last year, today.
Putting up a brave front in the face of a widening CBI probe into the alleged CWG scam that has led to arrests of his close aides, Kalmadi said he was not the one who would run away fearing an inquiry.
Reacting to media reports saying he was “missing” for the past few days when his bank lockers in the city were searched by CBI sleuths, Kalmadi, who returned from Bangkok last night, told Congress workers, “I was not missing. I am not the one who would run away. I make others run.”
Kalmadi was in Bangkok earlier this week in connection with organisation of an Afro-Asian athletic meet. The Pune Lok Sabha MP reiterated that he was ready to face any inquiry and answer all questions and was fully cooperating with the investigating agencies.
“I have not done anything wrong to bring disrepute to Pune. The CBI searched my house and opened bank lockers but they did not find anything incriminating. They came across only those things mentioned in my income and wealth tax returns,” Kalmadi maintained.
Even as he made a spirited speech to his loyalists, the high-profile MP now under scanner looked visibly tense.