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Sisodia demands immediate punishment for govt officer arrested in bribery case

BJP slams AAP, says Delhi people 'betrayed'

By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi
  • Published 7.02.20, 12:20 PM
  • Updated 7.02.20, 3:56 PM
  • a min read
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Gopal Krishna Madhav, posted in the office of Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia (in photo) in 2015, was arrested in a late night operation for allegedly receiving a bribe of over Rs 2 lakh in a matter related to GST, they said. (PTI)

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said Delhi government officer Gopal Krishna Madhav, who was posted as his OSD and arrested in an alleged bribery case, should be punished immediately.

Madhav was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a late night operation on Thursday for allegedly taking a bribe of over Rs 2 lakh in a matter related to the Goods and Services Tax (GST), officials said.

Reacting to the development, Sisodia tweeted, "I have come to know that the CBI has arrested a GST inspector while taking bribe. This officer was posted as OSD in my office too. CBI should ensure strictest punishment for him. I have got several such officers arrested during last five years."

Sisodia’s involvement in the case hasn’t surfaced so far.

BJP leaders, however, were quick to jump on the opportunity. BJP MP Parvesh Verma told a news agency that the bribe taken used to go in Sisodia’s pocket. And then the same money was used to send biryani to Shaheen Bagh. Verma gave this statement without providing any proof. Verma was earlier barred from campaigning by the Election Commission for is hate speech related to protestors at Shaheen Bagh.

Delhi BJP chief, Manoj Tiwari took to Twitter to call it a betrayal of people of Delhi. He said that AAP came into existence with support of Anna Hazare who started the campaign against corruption.