Former Delhi mayor and Congress councillor Farhad Suri was on Thursday caught flouting his government’s stringent steps to ban smoking in public places, when a BJP councillor Rekha Gupta caught him smoking in the Town Hall.
Gupta caught Suri smoking outside the MCD House meeting hall and complained to mayor Arti Mehra.
“Smoking in public places is not allowed and being a councillor he should set an example for the people and not indulge in breaking laws. We want that an enquiry be initiated against him and he should be fined as per law,” said Gupta.
Suri accepted having smoked and said he was willing to pay the fine. “I was smoking and I shouldn’t have done that. I admit my mistake and apologise for my action,” said the Congress councillor from Nizamuddin.
Smoking in public places is not permitted and a penalty of Rs 200 can be imposed on the person for flouting the law.