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Supreme Court admits PIL on Durga suspension

IANS  New Delhi, August 08, 2013
First Published: 11:48 IST(8/8/2013) | Last Updated: 11:51 IST(8/8/2013)

The Supreme Court will hear Monday a PIL seeking the stay of the suspension and consequent issuance of charge sheet to IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal.


The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said this when PIL petitioner advocate ML Sharma mentioned the matter before the court.

Nagpal was suspended in July ostensibly for breaking down a wall of a mosque, an action the Uttar Pradesh government said could have communal tension.

But the widespread belief -- strengthened by a Samajwadi Party leader's public claim -- is that action was taken against her because she took on a mafia extracting sand illegally from the river bed in Noida.

SC to hear PIL challenging suspension of Durga on Monday.

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