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Thursday, February 29 2024

Delhi: CBI initiates probe into purchase of DTC buses

DTC buses
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New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has initiated a preliminary inquiry over allegations of corruption in procurement of 1,000 low-floor buses by the Delhi Government.

The Kejriwal government has claimed that they have received a clean chit in the matter. On the other hand, the BJP said the complaint lodged in 2021 is still being looked into.

According to official information, nearly 100 low-floor buses were bought by the Delhi government in which alleged corruption took place.

On August 16, 2021, the CBI received a complaint of alleged corruption in the buying of the buses. The Home Ministry had requested the CBI to look into the matter.

Former Delhi LG, Anil Baijal had ordered constitution of a three-member panel to look into the matter.

Former Additional Secretary, Delhi government, Govind Mohan had said there was a need of preliminary inquiry by the central probe agency.

In January 2022, the CBI initiated the preliminary inquiry which is still underway.

According to official information, the CBI has not lodged any complaint in this matter as of now.

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