Slipper hurled at Kalmadi in court complex

New Delhi: A slipper was hurled at former Commonwealth Games organising committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi in the Patiala House Court complex in New Delhi on Tuesday.

A man threw the slipper at Mr. Kalmadi, who was escorted by a posse of policemen, as he entered the court complex for being produced before a special CBI court.

The person, identified as Kapil Thakur, was immediately detained, police said.

Mr. Kalmadi was being taken for production before a special CBI court after being arrested on Monday for his alleged involvement in irregularities in CWG projects.

He has been charged with cheating, conspiracy and corruption in connection with awarding some Games contracts.

He has been accused of awarding illegal contracts to a Swiss firm for Timing-Scoring-Result (TSR) system for the Games causing a loss of Rs. 95 crore to the exchequer.