The Delhi High Court stayed a Lokayukta order asking the Delhi Government to produce records pertaining to the purchase of 625 low-floor buses from Tata Motors.
In October, former BJP MLA Vijay Jolly had moved Lokayukta, alleging each of the bus had been purchased at an inflated price of over Rs 25 lakh and this had caused a loss of Rs.153.36 crore to the public exchequer. He’d said similar buses in Chennai had cost less. In response, Lokayukta Justice Manmohan Sarin had issued a notice to the Government.
Government counsel Najmi Waziri told the HC the Lokayukta had acted beyond his jurisdiction. The counsel also the comparison with Chennai buses were wrong as these were semi-low floor and not low-floor buses like Delhi.