CBI registers preliminary enquiry over allegations of corruption in procurement of 1,000 low-floor buses by Delhi

The CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry over allegations of corruption in the procurement of 1,000 low-floor buses by the Delhi government.

The enquiry was registered on a reference of the Union Home Ministry. The matter of corruption in the annual maintenance contract (AMC) of the bus procurement by Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) was raised by the BJP in Delhi Assembly in March this year.

A three-member committee formed by former Lt Governor Anil Baijal in June had found procedural flaws in the AMC and recommended scrapping it. The LG had referred the matter to the Union Home Ministry for its consideration. A preliminary enquiry is the first step in ascertaining allegations in a complaint if they prima facie indicate a crime deserving an FIR.

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