Councillor charged with Misbehaviour in Public Office
ANIL MAHARAJ, a Councillor at the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation, was tonight charged with one count of Misbehaviour in Public Office.
Maharaj, the UNC Councillor for Cumuto/Tamana, was arrested earlier today by a team of officers from the Anti-Corruption Investigations Bureau (ACIB).
The arrest followed a meeting between officers of the ACIB and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard SC, who gave advice to charge Maharaj with one count of misbehaviour in public office.
The police officers investigated a report that between January 1st and June 30th, 2021, Maharaj demanded the sum of $15,000 from a contractor at the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation.
Maharaj is the Chairman of the Finance Committee at the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation.
He will appear virtually before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate tomorrow, July 16th, 2021.