PIL filed against suspension of IAS officer in UP

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Suspended SDM Durga Shakti Nagpal Photo - PTI
Suspended SDM Durga Shakti Nagpal
Photo – PTI

Lucknow, 31 Jul (PTI): Amid demands by opposition parties to revoke her suspension, IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal has reported to the Revenue Board, sources said today.

Nagpal, who was suspended on Jul 27 night as Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Gauta

m Budh Nagar district, met the Revenue Board Chairman Jagan Mathews last evening, they said.

28-year-old Nagpal, a 2009 batch IAS officer of Punjab cadre shifted to UP cadre in August last year, was suspended for demolishing a wall of a religious place but opposition allege that her crackdown on mining activities led to the suspension.

Nagpal was in news for curbing illegal mining activities in the district and got over two dozen FIR registered against those involved in illegal sand mining in G B Nagar.

Special flying squads were formed by the officer to stop the raging menace along Yamuna and Hindon rivers in western Uttar Pradesh.

Yesterday, Nagpal’s suspension was challenged in the Allahabad High Court through a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by social activist Nutan Thakur at the Lucknow bench of the court, and is likely to come up for hearing on August one.

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