High court snubs Delhi Lokayukta on purchase of low-floor busesMarch 13th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday set aside a Lokayukta order asking the government to submit the tender records for the purchase of 625 low-floor city buses.
Justice S. Ravindra Bhat, while setting aside the order, also asked the Lokayukta to thouroughly examine Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Vijay Jolly’s petition alleging corruption in purchase of the buses.
The petition alleged that the buses were bought at an inflated price of Rs.2.5 million per vehicle as compared to the purchases made by the Metropolitan Transport Corporation, Chennai.
The court also asked the Lokayukta to follow proper procedure while summoning government records.
The court last month reserved its final orders on the wrangle between the Delhi government and the Lokayukta, a recommendatory authority to probe corruption among public functionaries.