CBI arrests Delhi councillor in graft case, BJP suspends him

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday said that it has arrested a BJP councillor from Delhi in a bribery case related to some construction work.

CBI officials said accused Manoj Mehlawat, associated with the BJP, is a councillor from south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area.

Agency sources said that Mehlawat had allegedly demanded a bribe from a person with regard to the construction work and was caught red-handed following a complaint.

After his arrest, the Delhi BJP said Mehlawat had been suspended from the primary membership of the party with immediate effect.

Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta said: “The Delhi BJP under its zero-tolerance policy for corruption suspends you from the primary membership of the party with immediate effect over corruption charge against you.”

–IANS
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