The Gujarat Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested a sarpanch in Sabarkantha district of the state for allegedly difficult and accepting a bribe of Rs 1.5 lakh from a manufacturing unit proprietor, officers stated on Friday.
Mukesh Parmar, the sarpanch of Bavsar team village panchayat in Himmatnagar taluka, was once stuck red-handed on Thursday whilst allegedly accepting the money from a manufacturing unit proprietor, the ACB stated in a unlock.
The complainant had lately arrange a manufacturing unit on a plot that falls beneath the jurisdiction of Bavsar team panchayat. Because the approval of the sarpanch is important for the development, the manufacturing unit proprietor had asked Parmar to offer his written clearance a couple of months again in order that civil paintings can also be began.
After some negotiations, Mukesh Parmar had given his approval a couple of months again with out taking any cash at the moment and had requested the manufacturing unit proprietor to pay the bribe on the earliest, the ACB unlock stated.
However quickly, Mukesh Parmar began reminding the complainant to pay the pending bribe of Rs 1.5 lakh and threatened to offer a unfavourable file in regards to the manufacturing unit to the government if his call for was once now not met.
The manufacturing unit proprietor then approached the ACB, which laid a entice at a farm in Bavsar and stuck Mukesh Parmar pink passed whilst accepting Rs 1.5 lakh money from the complainant, the anti-graft company stated within the unlock.