The Ghaziabad mayor issued a notice to a councillor for allegedly carrying a weapon during the board meeting on July 14 at the municipal corporation headquarters. The councillor, however, has denied such an act.
Mayor Ashu Kumar Verma said that carrying a weapon inside the House was not allowed and councillors or members should not engage in such practices.
“A notice was issued to the councillor Adil Malik, following several local media reports that he had carried a weapon while inside the House during the board meeting. Such an incident has taken place despite police being posted at the gate. I have issued notice and sought his reply as the alleged act amounts to indiscipline,” Verma said.
On the other hand, Malik denied having carried a weapon to the meeting. He said,“I have not received any notice so far. I did not carry any weapon during the meeting. If a notice is received, I will seek the photographs that show me carrying a weapon. A suitable reply will be filed once such a notice is received.”
Malik is also a former vice-chairman of the corporation’s executive committee.
Praveen Chaudhary, vice-chairman of the corporation’s executive committee, said that he will send a general notice to all the members not to carry any sort of weapon during the executive committee meeting.
“Such an order will be issued to all members as weapons are not allowed inside. There are several others who, as I understand, were carrying weapons inside the house. A notice will now be sent to all to not engage in such a practice,” Chaudhary said.
Both, Verma and Chaudhary, said that they will also take action against ‘parshad patis,’ husbands of women councillors, who attend the corporation board meetings on behalf of their wives and also raise questions.
“Suitable action will also be taken in this regard as ‘parshad patis’ are not members of the board or the executive meeting. We will take action in this regard,” the mayor said.