Home Affairs Ministry recommends preliminary investigation by CBI into purchase of 1000 low floor buses by Delhi Government – India Hindi News

The dispute between the Central Government and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal may increase once again. The Ministry of Home Affairs has ordered a probe into the purchase of 1,000 buses purchased by the Delhi government. The Home Ministry has ordered a CBI inquiry into the purchase of one thousand low-floor buses. The investigation of this deal with Delhi Transport Corporation for the purchase and maintenance of 1,000 buses will now be done by the Central Bureau of Investigation and politics can also heat up regarding this matter. Earlier, a committee was formed by the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal and this committee found many irregularities in this deal in its investigation. After which the Lieutenant Governor gave this report to the Ministry of Home Affairs. On July 21, the file related to this deal was given by the Lieutenant Governor to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Govind Mohan, Additional Secretary (Union Territories), Ministry of Home Affairs, had informed Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev on August 16 about the CBI investigation. Additional Secretary Govind Mohan has written to the Chief Secretary of Delhi that ‘I am writing this letter regarding the purchase of 1000 low-floor buses purchased by the Delhi Government. A three-member committee constituted by the Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Delhi has submitted its report. This report was reviewed by the Ministry of Home Affairs and after approval by the competent authorities, it has been decided to get the matter investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Earlier, on the allegations of BJP MLA Vijender Gupta, the Transport Department had put a temporary ban on the purchase of buses. Gupta had demanded an inquiry from the LG in the matter. Transport Minister Ashok Gehlot, on the opposition MLA’s finger being raised on the purchase of buses, said that until the matter is not properly investigated, the buses will not be purchased.

The Delhi government had issued an order for the purchase of one thousand low-floor buses only a few months back. On this, Vijender Gupta had complained to the LG that the maintenance contract has also been given to the bus supplying company, which is wrong. The BJP had alleged that more than the cost of the buses would be spent on their maintenance for three years. Whereas, according to the terms of purchase, the responsibility of maintaining these buses for three years should be the responsibility of the supplier companies only.

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