A BJP employee who’s a member of the Surat Municipal School Board and eight others have 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 social gathering’s ward no. 4. Police additionally seized Rs 67,000 in money from the spot.
Acting 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 have been parked exterior. Inside the home, police discovered that playing actions have been occurring and arrested 9 individuals who have been booked below Indian Penal Code sections Four and 5.
Amroli police inspector RP Solanki mentioned, “We arrested nine persons involved in gambling, including Rajesh Bhikadia, seized Rs 67,000. Further probe is on.”
The election to 12 seats of the Surat Municipal School Board was held on June 25. Three members have been appointed by the federal government. Out of 11 elected members, 10 have been from the BJP and one was from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Bhikhadia contested as an impartial candidate and bought elected with BJP assist.
Surat metropolis BJP president Niranjan Janjmera refused to touch upon the arrest, whereas Surat AAP president Mahendra Navadiya mentioned, “We will demand his resignation as a municipal school board member. Earlier, a video of him being part of a liquor party had gone viral on social media and now he is arrested for gambling activities.”