More trouble for Kejriwal, CBI files preliminary inquiry on ‘corruption’ in procurement of buses

New Delhi: The CBI has registered a preliminary inquiry on allegations of alleged corruption in the purchase of 1000 low-floor buses by the Delhi government. Officials gave this information on Sunday. He said that an inquiry has been registered with reference to the Union Home Ministry.

The Delhi government had denied “allegations” of corruption in bus purchases and accused the BJP-led central government of using the CBI to “harass” it.

The issue of “corruption” in the Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) of bus procurement by the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) was raised by the BJP in the Delhi Assembly in March last year.

A three-member committee constituted by former Lt Governor Anil Baijal in June last year had found procedural “loopholes” in the AMC and recommended rectification.

Officials said the LG had referred the matter to the home ministry for consideration.

The preliminary inquiry is the first step to ascertain the allegations in the complaint, if they prima facie indicate an offense worthy of an FIR, he said.