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UP orders fresh probe in Durga Nagpal case

IANS  Lucknow, August 30, 2013
First Published: 10:45 IST(30/8/2013) | Last Updated: 10:47 IST(30/8/2013)

The Uttar Pradesh (UP) government has ordered a fresh probe into the Durga Shakti Nagpal suspension case, as it was not satisfied with the written reply submitted by the IAS official to the chargesheet served on her.

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Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on late Thursday night appointed principal secretary (home) RM Srivastava as the inquiry officer in the case and called for a report within the next 15 days. Another official of the home department will assist him.

Officials said that in her response submitted last week to the government, Nagpal had stuck to her earlier stand that she had done no wrong.

In her reply, Nagpal also said the boundary wall of the under-construction mosque at Kadalpur village in Gautam Budh Nagar was being built on Gram Sabha land and not on private land.

Officials said the authorities concerned had studied Nagpal's response after which the chief minister decided to order a fresh probe to “get to the bottom of the episode”.

Nagpal was suspended as sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) on July 27, attached with the state revenue board and served a chargesheet on August 4.

The UP government in the chargesheet had accused her of taking a hasty administrative decision that lacked foresight and endangered communal harmony in the region.


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