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Delhi Cabinet freezes issuance of VIP numbers for cars

Delhi Cabinet on Monday decided to put a freeze on issuance of VIP registration numbers for vehicles in the wake of land scam.

delhi Updated: Aug 06, 2007 18:30 IST

Delhi Cabinet on Monday decided to put a freeze on issuance of VIP registration numbers for vehicles in the wake of allegations that several Congress leaders had recommended for luxury cars found at the residence of land scam accused Ashok Malhotra.

"We have put a freeze on issuance of fancy numbers till the Transport Department comes out with a new policy for it," Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit told reporters after a meeting of the state cabinet.

It is alleged many Delhi Congress leaders had recommended VIP registration numbers for the cars recovered from the premises of Malhotra who was arrested by CBI on Monday in connection with a multi-crore land scam.

Malhotra said Congress MLAs Kunwar Karan Singh and Surendra Pal Bittoo had recommended fancy numbers for his luxury cars.

The Delhi Chief Secretary has been asked to direct the Transport Commissioner to formulate a comprehensive policy on how the VIP registration numbers should be issued.