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Councillor of Surat Municipal Corporation booked by ACB in bribe case

Surat: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Gujarat today said it has booked Satish Champakbhai Patel, a sitting councillor in Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) in Rs. 15,000 bribe case.

Satish Patel is Councillor of Vadod area. He is from Congress party.

ACB has in this case also nabbed Abhiraj alias Abhi Devrajan Ejva, a private citizen and middleman who received bribe.

According to ACB, a friend of complainant in this case was constructing house. He was asked by both accused to pay bribe or face demolition of a house under-construction by SMC. Accused initially demanded Rs. 20,000 bribe, which after bargain came down to Rs. 15,000.

As complainant didn’t want to pay bribe, he contacted ACB, following which a trap was arranged in which a middle man was caught accepting bribe. Accused councillor has not been found present during trap.