ACB sleuths caught both of the accused red handed at a Mundawar office in the Khairthal-Tizara district and arrested them, said Additional Director General Hemant Priyadarshi.
AAP MLA Akhilesh Pati Tripathi on Thursday named Gopal Khari, the complainant in MCD ticket selling matter, an “agent” who is involved in 50 cases and
is even involved with at least 10 people in rape cases.
“He is involved in 50 cases. He had been blackmailing a Director level official of DDA and beaten up his own relatives. Gopal Khari is the man who has framed at least ten people in rape cases,” Tripathi alleged while speaking to the media at the office of Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) where he was summoned to join the probe.
Moreover, calling the allegations levelled against him as”vague”, Tripathi clarified his brother-in-law issue saying, “Om Singh is also not my relative. My wife’s surname is Pandey.”
The ACB team led by senior officials is now questioning him.
He is being confronted with testimonies and digital evidence collected during the probe.
On Wednesday, the ACB had took Tripathi’s brother-in-law Om Singh, his associate Shiv Shankar Pandey alias Vishal Pandey, and one Prince Raghuvanshi in custody for allegedly attempting to trade MCD tickets for Kamla Nagar Ward (No 69) for Rs 90 lakh.
They were placed under arrest under section 7/13 of POC Act and 171 (E) of IPC.
“The accused were arrested for accepting bribes for giving AAP ticket of MCD election to Shobha Khari, wife of the complainant Gopal Khari, for Ward No. 69, Kamla Nagar,” clarified Madhur Verma, the DCP ACB.
Since the complainant has named him, the MLA has been summoned to join the pobe.
Complainant Gopal Khari, a resident of Kamla Nagar, had approached the ACB on November 14 with the grievance that he was associated with AAP as an active worker since 2014 and on November 9, he met Tripathi with the request to secure councillor’s ticket for his wife Shobha Khari.
The complainant further underlined that Tripathi demanded a bribe of Rs 90 lakh for the same.