Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar’s kin held in bribery case

‘I have so many relatives, I don’t keep a track on what they do’ - CM Laxmikant Parsekar

Panaji: A Goa government official, who is also a close relative of Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, has been arrested by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs one lakh, police said on Wednesday.

Dilip Malvankar, a field officer attached to Goa State Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) and brother-in-law of Parsekar, was arrested by the ACB on Tuesday evening while accepting the bribe that he had sought to allot a plot at Tuem Industrial estate, police spokesman John Aguiyar said.

Another officer, Ajit Gaunekar, attached to GIDC was also arrested along with Malvankar in this case, he added. Mr Parsekar said, “He (Malvankar) is related to me. But I will not interfere in the investigations. I have so many relatives, I don’t keep a track on what they do.”

An industrialist Sanjay Kumawat had been allotted an industrial plot to manufacture Ayurvedic medicines at Tuem Industrial Estate. He alleged that Malvankar and Gaunekar were creating hurdles.

( Source : PTI )
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