Sangre Grande Councillor Anil Maharaj has been 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 the advice to charge Maharaj with one count of misbehaviour in public office.

According to police reports, 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.