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Mohali dy mayor gets another notice for using ‘cuss words’

Months after he was served a notice for allegedly using un-parliamentary language on the complaint of 16 councillors, the Punjab government has issued another notice to SAS Nagar deputy mayor Manjit Singh Sethi for using cuss words against the then MC commissioner and manhandling a superintendent during a House meeting.

punjab Updated: Oct 23, 2016 14:05 IST
HT Correspondent
Second notice has been issued after then commissioner Uma Shankar Gupta (left) had accused Manjeet Sethi of misbehaviour in July.
Second notice has been issued after then commissioner Uma Shankar Gupta (left) had accused Manjeet Sethi of misbehaviour in July.(HT Photo)

Months after he was served a notice for allegedly using un-parliamentary language on the complaint of 16 councillors, the Punjab government has issued another notice to SAS Nagar deputy mayor Manjit Singh Sethi for using cuss words against the then MC commissioner and manhandling a superintendent during a House meeting.

The local government department, which issued the notice under sections of the Punjab Municipal Act, 1976, said Sethi’s conduct warranted his removal from the post.

He has been directed to file a reply within 15 days, failing which action would be taken against him.

No action has been taken on the first notice as Sethi had filed a reply terming the allegations baseless and denied having used any un-parliamentary language.

The then MC commissioner Uma Shankar Gupta had accused Sethi of using abusive language and even manhandling a superintendent besides threatening him during the MC meeting on July 15.

Sethi said, “I have not received any notice and will reply once I get one. All the allegations against me are baseless. In fact, the then commissioner had accused me of patronising the encroachers without any proof to malign my image.”

There was a heated argument between Sethi and Gupta in the House meeting over a list of people allegedly patronising encroachers in SAS Nagar. No agenda item was discussed in the meeting that was held after three months.

The ruckus began when Congress councillor Kuljeet Singh Bedi accused Gupta of failing to check mushrooming of street vendors in the city due to ‘prevalent corruption’. Gupta then placed the list of alleged encroachers in the House. An exchange of verbal abuses followed as Sethi and the commissioner traded charges.

Following this, the commissioner wrote to the Punjab government seeking action against the deputy mayor. Gupta had filed a complaint to police seeking action against him. Sethi also filed a police complaint but no action was taken.

No action on first notice

No action has been taken on the first notice which was issued on the complaint of 16 councillors as the deputy mayor had filed a reply terming the allegations baseless and denied having used any un-parliamentary language.