The CBI has arrested a BJP councillor in Delhi connection with a Rs 10-lakh bribery case, officials said on Friday. Manoj Mehlawat, the councilor from Vasant Kunj area, had allegedly demanded the bribe to allow the construction of a house without any hindrance, according to officials.
Mehlawat was produced before a special court, which sent him to judicial custody. The agency has caught him red-handed after laying a trap, officials said.
After his arrest, the Delhi BJP said Mehlawat had been suspended from the primary membership of the party with immediate effect.
Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta said: "The Delhi BJP under its zero-tolerance policy for corruption suspends you from the primary membership of the party with immediate effect over corruption charge against you."