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Add commissioner files FIR against Jaipur Heritage mayor Munesh Gurjar, councilors

Verma claims that he was held against his will in the Mayor's office until evening.

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July 1, 2023, 12:46 am

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JAIPUR: Jaipur Municipal Corporation additional commissioner Rajendra Kumar Verma has filed a First Information Report (FIR) against the mayor, her husband, and several councilors, accusing them of taking him hostage, verbal abuse, and threats.

The incident took place on June 16. According to Verma, he was busy with his official duties when he received a message summoning him to the mayor’s office. Verma requested to deal with some files first and promised to join within 15 minutes.

However, within five minutes of receiving the message, a group of councilors accompanied by some others barged into his chamber. They demanded an explanation as to why Verma had not signed a tender file.

Despite his protests, they forcibly escorted him to the Mayor’s office, where Mayor Munesh Gurjar allegedly hurled abusive language at him in front of the councilors.

Verma claims that he was held against his will in the Mayor’s office until evening. Later, when the Minister of the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Mahesh Joshi, arrived and was informed of the situation, he took cognizance of the incident.

Even after Minister Joshi’s departure, Mayor’s husband, Sushil Gurjar, and other councilors allegedly threatened Verma, saying he would face consequences if he refused to comply.

Upon receiving Verma’s complaint, the Manak Chowk police station filed a case against the accused persons.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Hemant Jakhar from Manak Chowk will probe the case. Additional Commissioner Verma has submitted video footage pertaining to the incident, including CCTV footage from the corporation office, as evidence.

ACP Jakhar has recorded Verma’s statement, and the police may summon over a dozen councilors, including Mayor Munesh Gurjar and her husband Sushil Gurjar, for further questioning.

Mayor Munesh Gurjar, however, refuted the allegations made by Verma, asserting that they are baseless. The Mayor denied using any derogatory language and claimed that it was Verma who had threatened them.

The Mayor accused Verma of attempting to tarnish the councilors’ reputation in an effort to divert attention from his own mistakes.

First published: June 29, 2023