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Vehicle fitness test scam: ACB to register FIR soon

PTI  New Delhi, December 04, 2012
First Published: 00:31 IST(4/12/2012) | Last Updated: 00:34 IST(4/12/2012)

The Anti-Corruption Branch on Monday told a Delhi court that it would "shortly register" an FIR on a complaint alleging that the contract for testing of commercial vehicles to grant them fitness certificates was given to ESP India by the Delhi government without inviting any tender. The complaint alleging corruption in the grant of contract had been filed against Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and others.

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"Senior public prosecutor (for Anti-Corruption Branch) has submitted that they (ACB) are going to register the FIR shortly and will file an investigation report (before the court on the next date of hearing), Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal noted in her order.

"The SPP has submitted they will be proceeding as per law. Let them do so," the court said in its order.

The agency remained silent on the complainant's query as to whether they would be filing the FIR "on basis of and in terms of" his complaint or on the basis of ACB's status report in which they had given a clean chit to Dikshit and former transport minister Arvinder Singh.


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