- Jaipur Greater Municipal Corporation mayor suspension case
- High Court Bench heard the matter, the government sought time to reply
- Now the matter will be heard again tomorrow
- Advocate General MS Singh will also keep the side of the government tomorrow
In the matter of suspension of Mayor of Jaipur Greater Municipal Corporation Dr. Soumya Gurjar and councilors, hearing was held in High Court Justice Pankaj Bhandari and Justice Chandrakumar Songra Division Bench on the petition of Mayor Gurjar. During the hearing today, on behalf of the state government, there was a preliminary debate between Advocate General MS Singhvi and Soumya’s advocate Ashish Sharma on the rules to bring this case to the Rajasthan High Court. After this, time was sought from the state government to present its reply in the matter. On this, the High Court, giving time to the government, has postponed the hearing in the matter to Friday i.e. till tomorrow. Now the government will present its side in this matter tomorrow.
what is the matter
On June 4, the mayor had called the commissioner to speak in his chamber regarding the payment of BVG company, which collects door to door garbage in the city. During this, the chairman of the cleaning committee and three other councilors were already present there. The commissioner alleges that in the presence of the mayor, the councilors misbehaved with him and there was a scuffle. After this, the employees of the corporation came in support of the commissioner, but the mayor stood in favor of the councilors.
The Autonomous Government Department had taken this step
On the complaint of Commissioner Yagyamitra Singh, the Autonomous Government Department handed over the investigation to an RAS officer on the same day. After this, the investigating officer issued a notice on June 5 asking the suspended mayor Dr. Soumya Gurjar and others to present their answers at 3 pm. But the accused had argued that the notice was not served to them till the stipulated time. After this, a second notice was issued on the second day i.e. on June 6, Sunday, till 2 pm, to reply. But when the accused did not appear to answer, the government suspended the mayor and other accused councilors on the recommendation of the autonomous government.
Presented this argument for not answering
In the case, suspended Mayor Soumya Gurjar said that on the first day Saturday, weekend curfew was declared. He got the notice after the stipulated time. Apart from this, he could not appear before the investigating officer on the second day due to weekend curfew. In such a situation, the government issued an order of suspension without giving him a chance to present his side. They consider it against the law.
Now tomorrow the government will keep its side in the High Court
The eyes of the whole country including the state are fixed on this matter, what is the stand of the court in this matter. Tomorrow, on behalf of the government, Advocate General MS Singhvi will represent the government in the division bench. It is expected that after the court’s decision in this political upheaval, there will be a break soon.
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