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Case lodged against mayor for alleged extortion

Monday, 24 January 2022 | PNS | Roorkee

The police have filed a case of extortion against the Roorkee mayor Gaurav Goel and begun investigation in the case. The mayor has been accused by businessman Subodh Gupta of seeking Rs 25 lakh in bribe for renewing lease on land. Based on his complaint, the police lodged a case under section 385 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and started investigation in the case.

Gupta had alleged that he met the mayor to explain the whole matter when Goel sought Rs 25 lakh bribe, saying that even Rs 20 lakh would do. He claimed that he had received calls from two different phone numbers in which he was told that he would lose land worth crores of rupees if he didn’t pay the amount. The proposal for renewing his lease was deferred purposely in the board meeting to pressurise him to pay the bribe, alleged Gupta.

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