Home Ministry Recommends CBI Enquiry Into Procurement Of Buses By Delhi

Home Admiral has recommended a CBI enquiry into accretion of 1,000 low-floor buses by Delhi government

The Admiral of Home Affairs (MHA) has recommended a basic enquiry by the CBI into accretion of 1,000 low-floor buses by the Delhi government, admiral said on Thursday.

Responding to the development, the Delhi government refuted "allegations" of bribery in bus accretion and accused the BJP-led axial government of "harassing" it by application the CBI.

The amount of "corruption" in anniversary aliment arrangement (AMC) of the bus accretion by the Delhi Carriage Corporation (DTC) was aloft by the BJP in Delhi Assembly in March this year.

A three-member board formed by Lt Governor Anil Baijal in June had begin procedural "flaws" in the AMC and recommended auctioning it.

The Lt Governor had referred the amount to the MHA in July for its consideration, the admiral said.

The Delhi government was abreast about the CBI delving in a letter accounting to Chief Secretary Vijay Dev by MHA Additional Secretary (Union Territory) Govind Mohan on August 16.

"I am autograph this in affiliation with the acquirement of 1,000 low-floor buses by the Delhi government and the address submitted by the three-member board constituted by the Government of NCT Delhi for a abundant enquiry into the matter."

"The amount has been advised in this admiral and with the approval of competent authority, the DoPT has been requested to booty all-important activity for adventure Basic Enquiry in the amount by the Axial Bureau of Investigation," said the Home Admiral letter.

Delhi BJP MLA Vijender Gupta, who had aloft the amount in the Assembly, declared there was a "scam" of bags of crores of rupees in the bus procurement.

"The CBI enquiry has amorphous in the DTC bus accretion scam. The Delhi carriage abbot should be anon removed and arrested," Mr Gupta said in a video message.

There is "absolutely no truth" to these allegations, said a Delhi government statement, abacus a board was already set up to investigate the amount thoroughly, which gave a "clean chit" to the government.

"It is a politically motivated cabal adjoin the Aam Aadmi Party. The BJP wants to anticipate the bodies of Delhi from accepting new buses. In the accomplished as able-bodied the axial government has approved to annoy the Delhi government application the CBI, but not alike already has their attack been acknowledged because there has never been any accuracy to any of their allegations," it said.

The Delhi government does not accept in the backroom of slander, it alone believes in acceptable babyminding and is committed to carrying aloft its affiance of acceptable governance, added the statement.

The DTC had aftermost year floated two abstracted tenders for accretion of 1,000 low attic buses, and their AMC. The accretion arrangement was for Rs 850 crore, while the AMC for 12 year was account Rs 3,412 crore.

The bus accretion arrangement was awarded to JBM Auto and Tata Motors on a 70:30 ratio. The above was L 1 applicant in the AMC tender, admiral said.

The Delhi government had put the bus accretion action on authority in June, chief to delay for the aftereffect of the three-member board formed by the LG to attending into the matter.

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