The Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi Government on Monday told a special court here that it will “shortly register” an FIR on a complaint alleging that the contract to conduct lane tests for commercial vehicles, before granting them fitness certificates, was given to a private firm by the Delhi Government without inviting any tender.

“Senior public prosecutor (for Anti-Corruption Branch) has submitted that they (ACB) are going to register the FIR shortly and will file an investigation report (before the court on the next date of hearing),” Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal noted in her order.

Earlier, the agency had given a clean chit to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and former Transport Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely against whom the complainant Vivek Garg had levelled corruption allegations.

However, the ACB said the terms of the contract gave “undue favour” to the company, ESP India, by the Transport Department.