The suspension of Durga Shakti Nagpal, sub-divisional magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar, U.P., after a “dispute related to a religious place” is unfortunate. The move is widely seen as action for tightening control on the sand mafia. We often talk of the corrupt Indian bureaucracy but officers who are honest and want to end corruption are easily removed from the way by politicians.

Sumit Sharma,

Ludhiana

It is clear that Ms Nagpal has been suspended for a cooked-up reason. The truth is she opposed the sand mafia which must have rubbed the vested interests on the wrong side. The manner in which the State is treating upright officers is unfortunate. The young Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has shown us that he is made of the same old mould.

Udita Agrawal,

New Delhi

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