Kejriwal govt to appoint ex-HC judge to probe 2002 CNG Fitness scam

The Delhi Cabinet-led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday decided to set up an enquiry commission to probe Congress leader Sheila Dikshit and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung's role in the alleged 2002 CNG Fitness scam.

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2015, 16:49 PM IST
Kejriwal govt to appoint ex-HC judge to probe 2002 CNG Fitness scam

New Delhi: The Delhi Cabinet-led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday decided to set up an enquiry commission to probe Congress leader Sheila Dikshit and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung's role in the alleged 2002 CNG Fitness scam.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government met today to deliberate on the issue and decided to appoint a retired high court judge to head the enquiry commission to probe the alleged scam of Rs 100, in which three top officials of Sheila Dikshit government were under scanner.

Earlier in June, Delhi government's Anti-Corruption Branch reopened its probe into the multi-crore scam.

The scandal surfaced in 2012 when ACB found that then Delhi government had suffered a loss of over Rs 100 crore in awarding the contract to operate and maintain certification of CNG vehicles at the transport authority in Burari to ESP India Pvt Ltd instead of ESP USA.

The AAP had in December last year, raked up the issue of the CNG fitness scam of 2002 and attacked the "continuing silence" of the central government and Jung on the alleged indictment of top bureaucrats in the city government by CBI.