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Durga Shakti is welcome back to Punjab: Sukhbir

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times   Chandigarh, August 06, 2013
First Published: 19:45 IST(6/8/2013) | Last Updated: 19:47 IST(6/8/2013)

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday said that Durga Shakti Nagpal, the IAS officer who had cracked down on sand mafia in Uttar Pradesh and was later placed under suspension, was welcome back to serve in Punjab.

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Nagpal, 28, was a Punjab cadre IAS officer and was on training from June 20, 2011 to August 24, 2012, in SAS Nagar (Mohali). During her stint in SAS Nagar she was posted as assistant commissioner (general) (under training). She later got her cadre changed to Uttar Pradesh.

"If she is willing to come back and serve in Punjab I have no objection to it. We always require good officers who work in the larger interest of the public”, said Sukhbir. However he declined to comment on the role of UP government and her suspension saying that he was not aware of the complete facts.

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