The Punjab vigilance bureau on Tuesday said it has filed a charge sheet against AAP MLA from Bathinda Rural seat Amit Rattan Kotfatta and his assistant in a bribery case.
The charge sheet was filed in a Bathinda court, said a spokesperson of the bureau.
Kotfatta and his PA Rashim Garg were arrested on graft charges in February.
The vigilance bureau registered a case of corruption against Garg after he was arrested red-handed for accepting a bribe of Rs 4 lakh on February 16. Later, the MLA was also arrested as his PA allegedly received the bribe on his behalf, said the spokesperson.
Garg was held following a complaint lodged by the husband of the Ghuda village head in Bathinda, who alleged that the accused was demanding a bribe of Rs 5 lakh instead of releasing a government grant of Rs 25 lakh.
The spokesperson said during the investigation of this case, it came to light that this bribe was allegedly received by Garg at the directions of Kotfatta.
Both the accused are in judicial custody.