BAREILLY: Bareilly mayor Umesh Gautam and 50 others, along with civic body councilors, had been booked after a video showing the mayor pulling and dragging a business enterprise reliable went viral on social media on Monday. The mayor had accused that environmental engineer-cum-appearing city fitness officer, Sanjeev Pradhan, become concerned in corruption.
Addressing a press conference at Bareilly Nagar Nigam on Tuesday, the mayor said complaints have been pouring in from livestock proprietors that they had been charged hefty fines to get their livestock released when they have been determined to stray on city roads.
Speaking to TOI, Gautam stated, “Taking cognizance of people’s lawsuits of being charged hefty fines, I’d already issued guidelines to reduce the amount to Rs 1,500-Rs 2,000, the use of the mayor’s discretionary energy, and asked for the livestock to be released from the stray farm animals safe haven, Kanha Pashu Ashray Grah, after giving the owner a appropriate warning. However, it has come to my word that the respectable involved has endured feeing hefty fines from cattle owners, and also demand a bribe to launch the animals. Some have even alleged Pradhan has threatened to impose a flat Rs 5,000 quality on all animals, huge or small if the proprietor refused to pay the bribe.”
The controversy erupted after a video seemed on social media showing the mayor barging into the municipal commissioner’s office, accompanied via some corporators. They can be visible yelling at Pradhan and dragging him out in complete public view. Afterward, an FIR changed into lodged in the case below sections 147 (rioting), 332 (voluntarily causing harm), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 353 (crook pressure to discourage public servant from duty) of IPC.
Reacting to the video, Gautam said, “After receiving numerous court cases, I went to the municipal commissioner’s office to warn the BMC professional that corruption received’t be tolerated.”
Municipal commissioner Samuel Paul N said, “An enforcement pressure to trap stray cattle throughout the metropolis is currently underway. The UP government has issued strict instructions to make sure stray animals are taken off roads and despatched to shelters and penalize their owners, before liberating the animals. An excellent of Rs three,000 in line with small animal and Rs five,000 in line with a massive animal is likewise being levied as in keeping with NGT guidelines. There are individuals who don’t want to pay the penalty, wherein case, we’re not imagined to launch the animals. No extra money has been levied on their proprietors.”
Reacting to the mayor’s allegations, the town’s performing health officer Sanjeev Pradhan informed TOI, “Legal actions have been being undertaken as consistent with regulations and regulations. The enforcement, such as slapping of consequences, is being finished under the municipal commissioner’s steering. The allegations of corruption and graft leveled in opposition to me through the mayor are completely baseless. Since the mayor’s reaction is unacceptable, a case has been lodged towards him and others.”
Geetesh Kapil, the inspector of Kotwali police station wherein the FIR become registered, said, “An FIR has been lodged towards Mayor Umesh Gautam and 50 others, inclusive of 25 councilors.”
BAREILLY: The wooded area branch has positioned a cage with a goat as bait interior to lure a leopard which has been prowling about the cantonment vicinity of Shahjahanpur during the last 10 days.
Sub-divisional forest officer, Shahjahanpur, MN Singh, stated, “We had in advance positioned a bait outside the cage and the leopard changed into caught in CCTV camera traps devouring the goat inside the intervening night time of Sunday and Monday. As the leopard has now tasted the blood of a goat, it’ll follow it within the cage. We have located the cage with a goat inside the wooded area place of the cantonment. Though the leopard did not display up on Monday night time, we are awaiting that it’s going to come soon throughout the night.”