A BJP employee who’s a member of the Surat Municipal College Board and eight others had been arrested within the Mota Varachha space in Surat late on Sunday for alleged playing actions, police mentioned.
The member, Rajesh Bhikh-adia, a resident of Mangaldeep Society in Kapodara space, was former basic secretary of get together’s ward no. 4. Police additionally seized Rs 67,000 in money from the spot.
Appearing on a tip-off, personnel from Amroli police station raided a home at Vrindavan Society in Mota Varachha space the place a number of bikes and vehicles had been parked outdoors. Inside the home, police discovered that playing actions had been happening and arrested 9 individuals who had been booked underneath Indian Penal Code sections 4 and 5.
Amroli police inspector RP Solanki mentioned, “We arrested 9 individuals concerned in playing, together with Rajesh Bhikadia, seized Rs 67,000. Additional probe is on.”
The election to 12 seats of the Surat Municipal College Board was held on June 25. Three members had been appointed by the federal government. Out of 11 elected members, 10 had been from the BJP and one was from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Bhikhadia contested as an unbiased candidate and bought elected with BJP help.
Surat metropolis BJP president Niranjan Janjmera refused to touch upon the arrest, whereas Surat AAP president Mahendra Navadiya mentioned, “We are going to demand his resignation as a municipal college board member. Earlier, a video of him being a part of a liquor get together had gone viral on social media and now he’s arrested for playing actions.”