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Punjab: AAP MLA's assistant arrested for accepting bribe of Rs 4 lakh in Bhatinda

The bribe amount was recovered from the Kotfatta's car, following which he was taken into custody.

Reported By: Puneet Pareenja Amritsar Updated on: February 16, 2023 23:01 IST
AAP MLA Amit Rattan Kotfatta
Image Source : TWITTER/@AMITKOTFATTA AAP MLA Amit Rattan Kotfatta

Punjab's Vigilance Bureau arrested Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amit Rattan Kotfatta's assistant Resham Singh on Thursday from Bhatinda for accepting a bribe of Rs 4 lakh. 

The bribe had been taken by Singh in lieu of passing the bill of Sarpanch of Ghudda village. The Vigilance department had laid a trap to catch him. 

The bribe amount was recovered from the Kotfatta's car, following which he was taken into custody.

Complainant Pritpal Singh, the husband of Ghuda village head Seema Rani in Bathinda district, alleged that Garg was demanding a bribe of Rs 5 lakh from her wife in lieu of releasing a government grant of Rs 25 lakh from Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO) Sangat.

The complainant informed that the accused had already taken Rs 50,000 as bribe and was demanding the remaining money.

A case has been registered against the accused at vigilance bureau police station in Bathinda under the Prevention of Corruption Act and further investigation was underway, said the spokesperson.

Earlier in the day, Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader Harsh Dev Singh resigned as the chairman of its Jammu and Kashmir unit as well as primary membership of the party, citing personal reasons.

Singh was the chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party before joining AAP.

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