December 9, 2009 5:03:34 am
The managing director of the Vadodara District Sugarcane Growers Cooperative Union (VDSGCU),B M Patel,who is an accused in the sugarcane scam,was arrested by the Karjan police on Tuesday. Patel was produced before a local court for a two-day remand.
According to the Karjan police,Jaykant Patel and Devendra Thakkar,two of the main accused in the Rs 18.7 crore sugarcane scam (both former officer-bearers) continue to abscond. Karjan and Bodeli police officers in Vadodara district have said that around 22 office-bearers of the union are involved in the scam.
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