Suspended IAS officer, Durga Nagpal meets secretary to UP CM

Lucknow, PTI | Updated : 02 August 2013, 11:06 PM

Suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who took on the powerful sand mafia in Gautam Budh Nagar on Friday met Secretary to the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan, official sources said here.

Nagpal had a meeting with Secretary to the CM, Anita Singh for almost an hour and put her side of story, but the exact details of the meeting were not known, they said.

A 2010-batch IAS officer, Nagpal was served the suspension order on July 27 ostensibly for demolishing the wall of a mosque.

UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav yesterday stoutly defended Nagpal's suspension, saying her action to demolish the wall of a religious place had "vitiated" communal harmony.

He also clarified that there was no connection between sand mining and government's action against her.

Nagpal's suspension, opposition parties alleged, was done under pressure of the "mining mafia", a charge denied by the state government.

Nagpal had launched a crackdown on the "mining mafia" in Gautam Buddha Nagar in Noida and was in the news for curbing illegal mining activities in the district by getting over two dozen FIR registered against those involved in illegal sand mining.

Special flying squads were formed by the officer to stop the raging menace along Yamuna and Hindon rivers in Western UP.

First Published: Friday, August 02, 2013 11:04 PM
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