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AAP MLA’s brother-in-law among three arrested in cash for ticket row

Last updated: Nov 16, 2022, 1:10 PM IST

Officials said a trap had been set for the accused after Gopal Khari, husband of AAP associate Shobha Khari, complained that MLA Tripathi demanded Rs 90 lakh in exchange for an MCD poll ticket for his wife (Image: ANI)

Officials said a trap had been set for the accused after Gopal Khari, husband of AAP associate Shobha Khari, complained that MLA Tripathi demanded Rs 90 lakh in exchange for an MCD poll ticket for his wife (Image: ANI)

According to ACB officials, the three arrested suspects are identified as Om Singh – who is said to be the brother-in-law of AAP MLA Tripathi, his associates Shiv Shankar Pandey alias Vishal Pandey, and a Prince Raghuvanshi

Days ahead of the Delhi Municipal Corporation elections, the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested three people on Wednesday, including AAP MLA MLA’s brother-in-law Akhilesh Pati Tripathi for allegedly taking bribes for tickets under sections of the Corruption Act and bribery in elections.

According to ACB officials, the three arrested suspects are identified as Om Singh – who is said to be the brother-in-law of AAP MLA Tripathi, his associates Shiv Shankar Pandey alias Vishal Pandey, and a Prince Raghuvanshi.

Officials said a trap had been set for the accused after Gopal Khari, the husband of AAP associate Shobha Khari, complained that MLA Tripathi demanded Rs 90 lakh in exchange for an MCD polling ticket for his wife.

“AAP associate Shobha Khari, wife of Gopal Khari had demanded ticket, reportedly MLA Tripathi demanded Rs 90 lakh in return… The complainant (Gopal Khari) said he paid Rs 35 lakh to Akhileshpati Tripathi and Rs 20 lakh to Wazirpur MLA Rajesh Gupta as a bribe,” ACB officials said.

“A trap at complainant Khari’s residence where accused Om Singh, Vishal Pandey and Prince Raghuvanshi were present led to their arrest after they were caught red-handed,” they added.

All three suspects have been arrested under section 7/13 of the POC Act and 171(E) of IPC.

(with ANI inputs)

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