The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on an NGO’s plea for a direction to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to probe a Rs.67,000 crore purchase order by Air India for 111 aircraft.
After hearing long arguments from both the petitioner and the respondent, a division bench of Acting Chief Justice A.K. Sikhri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said the judgment was kept reserved.
The public interest litigation (PIL) was filed by the Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) through its counsel Prashant Bhushan.
The high court had earlier issued notices to the central government, Air India, the CVC, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the government auditor on CPIL’s petition.
It had also asked the CVC and the auditor about action taken by them on the issues raised in the petition.