ACB interrogates MLA Akhilesh Pati Tripathi for 10 hours, summons another AAP MLA

Delhi MCD Polls 2022: The ACB on Thursday questioned AAP MLA Akhilesh Pati Tripathi in the matter of taking bribe in lieu of giving election ticket. Tripathi was released by the ACB after 10 hours of questioning. If needed, they will be called for questioning again. Another Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Rajesh Gupta has been called to the ACB office for questioning at 11 am on Friday (November 18).

AAP MLA dismisses allegations

AAP MLA Tripathi alleged that Gopal Khari was blackmailing a director level officer of DDA, he has also beaten up his relatives. In this case  On telling the arrested Om Singh as his brother-in-law, Akhilesh’s husband Tripathi said that he is not my relative, my wife’s surname is Pandey. The AAP MLA has denied all allegations. 

ACB arrested three people

The ACB arrested three people on Tuesday for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 90 lakh to get the wife of an AAP worker a ticket in the municipal elections. Among them, a person named Om Singh is also being told as the brother-in-law of Akhilesh’s husband Tripathi. This alleged bribery case came to light on Monday when a person named Gopal Khari approached the ACB with his complaint. 

It was claimed

Khari had claimed that he is an active worker of AAP since 2014. The ACB had told that Khari had met Model Town MLA Akhilesh Pati Tripathi on Wednesday last and requested him to get his wife an AAP ticket for the corporator election from Ward No. 69 of Kamla Nagar. According to the ACB, Tripathi Khari had allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 90 lakh in exchange for the ticket, after which Khari paid him Rs 35 lakh.

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