The Supreme Court was on Tuesday petitioned for a stay of the suspension and consequent action against Gautam Buddh Nagar sub-divisional magistrate Durga Shakti Nagpal by the UP government.
Supporters take out a Mashal March in support of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar who had taken on the mining mafia in Greater Noida region, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
In his public interest litigation (PIL), petitioner Manohar Lal Sharma cited the Sep 29, 2009 order of the apex court directing all collectors and officers of all states that no unauthorised construction shall be carried out or permitted in the name of temple, church, mosque or gurdwara, etc on public streets, public parks or other public places.
The UP government had placed Nagpal under suspension July 27 for allegedly ordering the demolition of a wall reportedly belonging to a religious structure.