Punjab: Amit Rattan, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Bathinda Rural MLA, was detained in connection with a bribery case, according to Punjab Vigilance Bureau officers on February 23.
MLA Amit Rattan is currently being questioned at Bathinda Civil Line Police Station and will shortly be transferred to Bathinda Civil Hospital for a medical exam, according to officials.
Sources pointed out that the MLA’s arrest comes four after he was called for questioning by the vigilance officials.
Rashim Garg, the personal assistant to MLA Rattan, was arrested on February 17 from Bathinda Circuit House, Punjab, for reportedly accepting a bribe of Rs 4 lakhs from a sarpanch.
According to the officials, the sarpanch’s husband accused the MLA’s PA of demanding a bribe of Rs 5 lakh by taking the name of Amit Rattan, after which the complainant reached the circuit house with the Vigilance team.
The personal assistant, Rashim Garg, was caught red-handed at the circuit house while accepting the bribe. Officials stated that more inquiry into the matter is underway.