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Jaipur Mayor Suspended After ACB Caught Husband Taking Bribe

Jaipur Mayor Suspended After ACB Caught Husband Taking Bribe

Earlier, Jaipur Mayor’s husband Sushil Gurjar was arrested by the state's Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly taking Rs 2 lakh as a bribe in exchange for issuing a land lease.

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot.(File photo) PTI

Rajasthan government has suspended Jaipur Mayor whose husband was yesterday arrested by for allegedly taking bribe.

The Jaipur Heritage Municipal Corporation Mayor Munesh Gurjar was suspended whose husband Sushil Gurjar was arrested by the state's Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly taking Rs 2 lakh as a bribe in exchange for issuing a land lease.

“Gurjar has also been suspended from her civic body seat—Ward Number 43 in Jaipur's heritage corporation,” NDTV reported.

The report said “since the mayor's husband was caught accepting the bribe at the mayor's residence, while she was present there, and Rs 40 lakh was recovered in cash from the residence, it appears that the mayor was involved, and could influence the investigation in the case”.

Rajasthan ACB has arrested two others, along with Sushil Gurjar, and will question them over two days, the report said.

It added a case has been filed under the Prevention of Corruption Act and further investigations are underway.

A complaint with the police claimed that Sushil Gurjar, through his aides - Narayan Singh and Anil Dubey, had been demanding Rs 2 lakh from the complainant to expedite the approval of a lease application for a plot, it said.

It added officials laid a trap based on the complaint and arrested them.

“During a search of Sushil Gurjar's home, officials recovered over Rs 40 lakh in cash. Over Rs 8 lakh in cash was recovered from Narayan Singh's home. A counting machine was brought in from the bank to count the notes,”it said.

“This embarrassment for the Congress comes soon after the Red Diary row, with the grand old party fighting with its back against the wall in an election year,” it said.

The BJP has attacked the Congress, saying it's a government of loot and jhooth (lies) and the chief minister has bandages on his eyes, not his feet. 

Gehlot is nursing a foot injury.


 

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