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AAP MLA’s brother-in-law, 3 arrested by ACB in cash-for-ticket case ahead of Delhi MCD polls

Cash for Ticket: Delhi ACB has arrested three people, including a relative of AAP MLA Akhileshpati Tripathi, while taking action in the cash for ticket case.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: A major action has been taken by the Anti Corruption Bureau on the charge of selling tickets in the Delhi Municipal Corporation elections. Delhi’s Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) has arrested three people, including brother-in-law of AAP MLA Akhilesh Tripathi, in the note-for-ticket case. The ACB official said that AAP worker Shobha Khari had demanded a ticket, in return for which MLA Tripathi allegedly demanded Rs 90 lakh.

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Om Singh, a close aide of Aam Aadmi Party leader Akhilesh Tripathi, was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau on Wednesday. Apart from this, Om Singh’s accomplices Shankar Pandey and Prince Raghuvanshi were also arrested.

The trap was laid at the residence of complainant Gopal Khari, where accused Om Singh and his associates Shiv Shankar Pandey alias Vishal Pandey and Prince Raghuvanshi were present. He was arrested after being caught red-handed. According to the ACB official, complainant Gopal Khari (Shobha Khari’s husband) said that he paid Rs 35 lakh to Akhilesh Tripathi and Rs 20 lakh to Wazirpur MLA Rajesh Gupta as bribe.

Elections to the 250-member Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) are scheduled for December 4, with results on the 7th. It’s the first election to the municipal corporation since its reunification in May, before which the BJP ruled it.

The AAP has not only been running an aggressive campaign for the MCD, but also for the polls in Gujarat, PM Narendra Modi’s home state, where the BJP has been in power for 27 consecutive years.

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