Civil engineer held for bribe sent to judicial custody

Civil engineer and member of a Maharashtra government panel on high rise buildings, who has been arrested for allegedly taking bribe, was on Tuesday remanded to judicial custody for one day.

Updated: May 18, 2010, 20:31 PM IST

Mumbai: Civil engineer and member of a
Maharashtra government panel on high rise buildings, who has
been arrested for allegedly taking bribe, was on Tuesday remanded
to judicial custody for one day.

Shailesh Mahimtura, arrested yesterday, was produced
before a Sessions Court which sent him to judicial remand,
Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials said.

His two aides, Jahabeen Jumatiya and Kunal Dhuri, were
also apprehended. While Jumatiya was sent to police custody
till May 21, Dhuri was given three-day judicial custody.

Mahimtura, member of the committee formed by the Urban
Development Department to look into implementation of norms
related to high rise buildings in the metropolis, allegedly
demanded Rs 1 crore from a builder to clear his proposals,
they said.

Mahimtura was caught by the ACB when he accepted Rs 15
lakh as first instalment through his aides Jumatiya and Dhuri,
the officials said.

The ACB sought the custody of all three, arguing it
needs to interrogate them to establish if there were others
involved in the case.

Mahimtura was not present in the court as he was
admitted to Sion Hospital after he complained of chest pain
and high blood pressure last night, they said.

PTI