Parimal Mehta, a former CEO of FutureNet Group Inc, according to guilty plea, between 2009 and 2016, hand-delivered more than USD 6,500 to Charles L Dodd, the former Director of Detroit's Office of Departmental Technology Services.
On March 26, 2010, Patnaik was caught accepting the bribe at Andheri railway station. After his arrest, Patnaik was also made to call Devakaran to inform him that the bribe was received. The conversation, however, could not be played before the court due to a technical issue with the Micro SD card in which it was saved.
The case was filed by the Election Commission after Amrutiya and Acharya promised BJP workers “gifts” if they succeeded in garnering certain number of votes for the party in wards of Morbi municipality and Assembly constituencies in Kutch Parliamentary seat during the 2009 Lok Sabha election.
According to police, he had demanded money from the woman's son for allotting a plot of their choice. The woman and her family were affected by the submergence of her land due to construction of Sardar Sarovar dam.