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Updated: August 1, 2013 22:24 IST

Other officers too faced the music

Omar Rashid
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File photo of suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal.
PTI File photo of suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal.

The suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal is not an exception in view of the administrative suspensions and transfers that have taken place in cases where officials have acted against illegal sand mining in Uttar Pradesh.

Kaushambi Superintendent of Police Pratibha Ambedkar was transferred from the district in March 2012 after she instructed registration of cases against officials indulging in illegal activities in the Yamuna, where sand mining is rampant.

“She had filed a first information report on a complaint against the additional zila panchayat officer, who had falsely claimed a private ghat as part of government ferry or ghat,” a source said.

The FIR lodged by her on September 22, 2011, dealt with two Sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 120B (criminal conspiracy).

More recently, the Allahabad High Court rapped the administration for transferring senior IAS officer Himanshu Kumar. The Court referred to a nexus between the sand mining mafia and State officials leading to replacement of Mr. Kumar as the Allahabad Divisional Commissioner.

Mr. Kumar was reportedly transferred at the behest of illegal sand mining mafia operating in the Trans-Yamuna Shankargarh area of Allahabad. The silica sand in the area is one of the finest in the country and is widely used in manufacturing high quality glass.

The recent killing of Kunda Circle Officer Deputy Superintendent of Police Zia-ul-Haq in Pratapgarh has also been linked to his opposition to and seizing of illegally mined sand by the mafia. Haq was probing several cases of illegal sand mining involving some highly placed persons.

there are several incidents happened with officers,which resist their work.Full public support should be given to them,for their efficient working.

from:  Jagdish Nikam
Posted on: Aug 3, 2013 at 03:33 IST

Why not the IAS Officers Association move the Supreme Court directly ? That seems to be the only safe place, where the writ of corrupt and criminal politicians does not seem to run. The UP IAS Officers association can lead the way for the other Associations in other States to follow. All honest officials are in the same boat, being kicked around by the criminal politicians.

from:  V. Vedagiri
Posted on: Aug 2, 2013 at 09:40 IST

There had been several instances of targeting officers who probed the illegal sand mafias in UP in the past.Intervention made by Allahabad high court in recent cases only show off the nexus between the mafias and the state government.So the suspension order of Durga only reveals the suspicious role of the government.Therefore,a CBI probe is needed to be sought in this case in order to ditch out the ground realities of the incidence.

from:  Vivek Kumar
Posted on: Aug 2, 2013 at 06:31 IST

Now we r witnessing full gunda raaz here,where cbi distributes clean chit to all goons,i request all IAS IPS lobby plz work like a team not like a toy of a mad pliticians if not better u leave.English have gone but they have taught chatukari because of that only whole system is suffering........

from:  Prakash
Posted on: Aug 1, 2013 at 23:22 IST

Salute to Ms Durga Sakthi. Please be stubborn as good as Sardar Vallabhai Patel. Save
the country. All our wishes are with you.

from:  Nageswara Rao Bitra
Posted on: Aug 1, 2013 at 23:12 IST

The court must intervene to prevent goondas in succeeding their dirty job. Instead of appraisal an officer is victimized in the hands of corrupt politicians who amassed crores much beyond known source of legal income.

from:  Dr R K Tiwari
Posted on: Aug 1, 2013 at 23:02 IST

A very high level inquiry should be done related to sand corruption. Looks like lot of cases including murders are linked to it and will help cleanse the system.

from:  Vivek
Posted on: Aug 1, 2013 at 22:59 IST

They say honesty is the best policy, but poor Durga Shakti Nagpal got suspended for being
honest and taking on the sand mining mafia. Unfortunately the UP government instead of
supporting her, has suspended her and falsely implicated her for disturbing communal
harmony. She being a young and upright IAS Officer it is the duty of the government at the
centre to intervene and get her reinstated. So what if SP is an ally of the UPA? The country
needs the services of honest, upright and deserving officers.

from:  R N Prasad
Posted on: Aug 1, 2013 at 22:56 IST

This is really very sad that if somebody want's to do something for us or fight against coruption we didn't listen them infact we put him behind the bars . If we want to see real progress in our country .then we have to do something for our country so pledge today we have to stop coruption in our country .

from:  Nitesh Singh
Posted on: Aug 1, 2013 at 22:42 IST

UP is most corrupt state where honest & strict officers can not discharge their duties as evident from above reports. But IAS association must discharge their duties faithfully & in public interest. The illegal orders of corrupt politicians should not be obeyed & action should be taken strictly as per law. The corrupt politicians cannot move & indulged in rampant corruption if IAS association teach lesson to them. it is matter of shame that a few officers are seen touching feet of Shivlal yadav in media which is matter of shame & such officers should be shunted from power to teach lesson. The people of state should stop voting to such Goonda elements who are working against people.The regional parties like SP,BSP,Lokdal etc shold not be voted to power who are most corrupt & are working against people. UP will never prosper & people will die due to acute poverty. So all regional parties should be dumped by all means.

from:  Gopal
Posted on: Aug 1, 2013 at 22:41 IST

It is shameful that the savior of law and justice are punished . The prestige of govt. Officials is looking tiny in front of real culprits. And what is shocking that govt. Instead of rewarding the officials who have done their duty dedicately is punishing them.really shocking!!

from:  Ajay Kumar
Posted on: Aug 1, 2013 at 22:41 IST

The two major political parties samajwadi party and bahujan samjwadi
party leaders are useless and arrogant in running the government. It
would have been meaningful had Uttarpradesh divided than Andhra Pradesh.
I really feel sorry for the people of Uttarpradesh. Nothing will happen
in this case even despite complain to the UPA government because its
future is in these gundas government.

from:  Prabu Rathan
Posted on: Aug 1, 2013 at 22:15 IST

This is a sordid state of affairs - not the first, when honest,
upright bureaucrats get punished for doing the right thing. This also
confirms the POLITICIAN-CRIMINAL-COP nexus. The UP Chief Minister
knows this, as do others - the people and the judiciary.

We do not have a time machine to go back, but those who wrote the
constitution did not have the vision to foresee this, or simply found
it convenient to follow the British, while drafting the constitution.
It is disgusting that well read bureaucrats have to blindly obey the
order of politicians, some of whom have even never even gone beyond
grade 5, in school.

We need to clean up public life, make sure criminals don't get
elected to public office. We also need to make sure that we don't
have a repeat of these incidents. The last solution is judicial
intervention, but then politicians would cry "Judicial Overreach".

We need to overhaul the system, for honesty to be the benchmark in
public life. Would that ever happen in India?

from:  Thomas Johnston
Posted on: Aug 1, 2013 at 21:38 IST
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