Complaint by RTI activist leads to arrest of two businessmen
The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of Delhi government has arrested two businessmen on the charge of indulging in the case of corruption in fitness test of commercial vehicles. It has also been claimed that officials in transport department were also hand in glove with the accused. Two senior officers of ESP India, Nitin Mahawat, director and Puran Chand Tamta, CEO of an alliance partner of ESP India, Tambros India Ltd, were arrested by ACB.
Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, remanded them in police custody till March 1, 2013. The police was investigating the complaint of RTI activist Vivek Garg regarding the contract for lane test of commercial vehicles. It was alleged in the complaint that the contract was given before grant of fitness certificates by the Delhi government to ESP India and this process had been undertaken without inviting any tender.
The prosecution submitted that more arrests are likely in the case.