On Saturday night, the Rajasthan government suspended Jaipur Heritage Municipal Corporation Mayor Munesh Gurjar after her husband was apprehended by the state’s Anti-Corruption Bureau for reportedly accepting a bribe of Rs 2 lakh in exchange for approving a property lease.
The Rajasthan local self-government department issued an order in this regard. “Since the mayor Munesh Gurjar’s husband was caught taking the bribe of Rs 2 lakh while she was present there, and Rs40 lakh cash was recovered from her residence. Prima facie, it seems that the mayor was involved,” the government order said.
“Since the matter is a serious offence in nature, and Mayor Munesh Gurjar could influence the investigation in the case, she is suspended from the post of mayor in Jaipur’s Heritage Municipal Corporation and also from her civic body seat of Ward Number 43 with immediate effect,” the order said further.