WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. - A longtime city councillor in B.C.'s central Interior has been arrested and charged with obstruction of justice.
The RCMP have issued a news release that says Surinderpal Rathor, who sits on the Williams Lake city council, has been charged in connection with his work as a police translator late last year.
The news release says Rathor was helping police investigators in a criminal case on Dec. 24, 2012, though the Mounties haven't disclosed details of the case.
The release says the charges relate to allegations that a translator interfered with an investigation.
Rathor was arrested and later released, with a court appearance scheduled for Oct. 2 in Williams Lake.
A biography on the City of Williams Lake website says Rathor has lived in the area for 38 years and is currently the longest-serving member on council.
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