MCD Election 2022 / 3 arrested including AAP MLA's PA, accused of demanding bribe of lakhs

Zoom News : Nov 16, 2022, 10:58 AM
MCD Election 2022: Delhi's Anti-Corruption Branch has arrested 3 people including brother-in-law of Aam Aadmi Party MLA Akhilesh Pati Tripathi in 'cash for ticket' case. The ACB has arrested the MLA's PA Vishal Pandey alias Shiv Shankar Pandey, brother-in-law Om Singh and Prince Raghuvanshi. In fact, in ward number 69 of Kamla Nagar, Shobha Khari, an Aam Aadmi Party worker, had demanded a ticket from the party, and it is alleged that MLA Akhilesh Pati Tripathi had demanded Rs 90 lakh in return for getting the ticket.

'Wazirpur MLA was also bribed'

The complainant said that he had given Rs 35 lakh to Akhilesh Pati Tripathi and Rs 20 lakh to Wazirpur MLA Rajesh Gupta as bribe. He said that the remaining Rs 35 lakh was to be given after his name appeared in the list. Shobha Khari said that if the name did not figure in the list, she complained about this to MLA Akhileshpati Tripathi's brother-in-law Om Singh, then he asked to return the money.

ACB laid trap after getting evidence

The complainant later complained about this to the ACB and also provided the recorded video of the time of giving the bribe as evidence to the agency. After receiving the complaint, the ACB laid a trap and on the intervening night of November 15-16, when Om Singh along with his accomplices Shivshankar Pandey and Prince Raghuvanshi reached the complainant's house with Rs 33 lakh bribe, the ACB arrested the three in the presence of an independent witness. was arrested red-handed with the cash.

Code used for bribe

Regular codes were used for bribes. 90 grams of milk means 90 lakhs, 35 grams of milk means 35 lakhs. The Rs 33 lakh recovered by the ACB was part of the amount initially paid for the MCD ticket, which has been seized and the trio arrested. It is also being tried to find out whether he has taken bribe from someone else in the name of ticket in the same way. ACB will soon interrogate both the MLAs in connection with this case.