Published On: Wed, Aug 8th, 2018

Civic body chairperson among 3 held for graft by ACB in Raj

Jaipur: The chairman of Beawar municipality was arrested today when he was taking a bribe of Rs 2.25 lakh from a doctor for converting a land into commercial property, an Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) official said.

Rajasthan ACB Chief Alok Tripathi

The ACB sleuths arrested municipality chairperson Babita Chauhan, her husband Narendra Chauhan and a middleman Shiv Prasad in connection with the case.

A complaint was lodged on July 23 with the ACB that the chairperson had demanded Rs 2.25 lakh for changing the land use of a residential property into commercial. The complaint was verified and the three accused were arrested, Ajmer ACB additional SP Chandra Prakash Sharma said.

The ACB officials had received another complaint against the three arrested accused for demanding ownership of a commercial property worth Rs 80 lakh in the complex in lieu of approving its building and construction plan.

The complaint was lodged in this regard on April 2, which was verified. The accused had got the commercial property registered in the name of a dummy buyer. The transaction record was seized by the ACB officials as a case evidence, they said.

The accused chairman and two others were arrested for taking bribe of total Rs 82.5 lakh, the ACB officials said.


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