Mumbai: Three persons, including a member of
high-rise committee which looks into implementation of norms
governing construction of towers, were today arrested on
corruption charges, Anti Corruption Bureau said.
Engineer Shailesh Mahimtura, member of the committee
formed by the Urban Development Department allegedly demanded
Rs one crore from a builder and accepted Rs 15 lakh as first
instalment through his two aides Jahabeen Jumatiya and Kunal
All the three were arrested, Additional Police
Commissioner (ACB) Niket Kaushik told PTI.
According to ACB officials, the builder had a proposal to
construct a residential-cum-commercial building at Matunga
area in central Mumbai.
Officials of the high-rise committee had in April second
week inspected the site and told the builder that Mahimtura
would visit the site shortly. Later, Mahimtura inspected the
site on April 27 and asked the builder to meet him, Kaushik
Since the builder had a total of eight such projects,
Mahimtura demanded Rs one crore for approving them, Kaushik
"For over two weeks, the issue was discussed between the
two. Finally, the victim agreed to pay a bribe of Rs one crore
and complained to us," Kaushik added. High-rise committee member held on graft charge.