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Congress MLA Yashomati Thakur today filed a complaint with a police station in south Mumbai demanding a probe into a builder allegedly bribing an RTI activist for "suppressing irregularities" the latter has found in his slum redevelopment project in a city suburb.
"I have filed a complaint with the Cuffe Parade police station. RTI activist Sandeep Yeole had met me and told me that he had received Rs one crore from a city-based builder for allegedly suppressing some irregularities Yeole had found in the slum redevelopment project in suburban Ghatkopar.
"Yeole also told me that he had gone to several investigation agencies but none of them took his complaint seriously," Thakur told reporters outside the state Assembly here.
The monsoon session of the state legislature is currently underway.
The MLA, who represents Teosa constituency in Amravati district, said she decided to take up the matter as she found the activist genuine.
"I also handed over Rs four lakh in cash, which was given to me by Yeole as a proof (of the bribe), to the Cuffe Parade police. They are counting it and preparing a report. I am hopeful the police will soon file an FIR after completing their primary information gathering," she added.