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The Delhi High Court issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the bail plea of jailed MP Suresh Kalmadi, accused of corruption in the organisation of the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games (CWG).

Justice Mukta Gupta issued the notice to the CBI seeking its reply by Jan 6, 2012. Kalmadi, who headed the CWG Organising Committee, is lodged in Tihar Jail.

A trial court had earlier rejected his bail plea after which he approached the high court.

The CBI in its first charge sheet in the case against Kalmadi and 10 others described him as a prime accused and the mastermind in the corruption case related to financial irregularities in awarding a Rs 141 crore contract for the timing, scoring and result (TSR) system for the October 2010 mega event in the national capital.

The accused officials and two companies were charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for cheating, criminal conspiracy and forgery, and under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Kalmadi, Organising Committee joint director general (Sport) ASV Prasad and deputy director general (Procurement) Surjit Lal were arrested April 26 and sent to Tihar Jail.

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