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The other 'Durgas'

Durga Shakti Nagpal's suspension has brought into the limelight the clash between politicians and serving IAS officers. Here are other examples...

delhi Updated: Aug 11, 2013 03:08 IST
HT Correspondent
Durga Shakti Nagpal

Durga Shakti Nagpal's suspension has brought into the limelight the clash between politicians and serving IAS officers. Here are other examples...

Uday Veer Singh

AGE 55

Current Posting: CEO of Medicinal Plants Authority, Karnataka

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Took on: illegal mining in Karnataka. He helped the former Lokayukta N Santosh Hegde to unearth R36,000 cr illegal mining scam. He got life threats from mafia for his actions and also faced humiliations from the top politicians and bureaucrats.

"I was transferred as Registrar of Tumkur University and also as CEO of Zilla Panchayat of North Kanara district during illegal mining investigation," said Singh

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2013/8/11-08-13-pg-12b.jpgU Sagayam

AGE 50

Current Posting: Managing Director, CO-Optex

Took on: illegal Granite miners and money game in Tamil Nadu assembly elections. Sagayam said, "I am only doing my duty to the best of my ability. I have been charged with holding free and fair elections and this is what I will do."

For his report assessing loss amounting to thousands of crores, Sagayam was shifted to the State Handloom Weaver's Cooperative, Co-optex. Sagayam has been transferred 18 times in his career of 20 years

Ashok Khemka

AGE 48

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Took on: private builders. Khemka has been transferred 44 times in 22 years of his service due to his actions. He says, "I am no whistleblower. I am doing my duty conscientiously."

In 2004, he opposed a land transfer to a private builder. More recently in 2012, he pointed out alleged irregularities in Gurgaon land deals. And in 2013, he was transferred to Haryana Seeds Development Corporation when he questioned the sale of Raxil fungicide to farmers

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2013/8/Pix-3.jpgYunus Khan

AGE 34

Current Posting: Sub-divisional magistrate, Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh

Took on: sand mafia. He started action against them just a week after joining as SDM and fined violators — rupees one crore in a span of six months, even though the mafia lodged complaints against him.

While conducting a raid against illegal miners in the morning hours few days back, driver of a tractor with illegal sand tried to run him down

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AGE 33

Current Posting: Deputy Secretary, Department of Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme

Took on: sand mafia barons. Within hours of conducting a raid on sand miner in Tuticorin, he was transferred to Chennai to his current job.

He is also been a target of a whisper campaign that he allegedly swindled a huge amount of money collected for silver jubilee celebrations for the formation of Tuticorin distt. No formal charges have been levelled against him