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SP man boasts of getting IAS officer Durga Shakti suspended in 40 minutes

A video purportedly showing senior Samajwadi Party leader Narendra Bhati boasting of getting the Greater Noida SDM suspended surfaced on Thursday. The video comes a day after he had denied his role in the suspension. HT reports. Video inside

india Updated: Aug 02, 2013 12:26 IST
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Hindustan Times
Durga Shakti Nagpal,IAS officer,Samajwadi Party

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Narendra Bhati, while addressing a rally, boasted of getting the IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal suspended within 40 minutes according to a video that surfaced on Thursday.

The video came a day after he had denied his role in the suspension.

Bhati, also the chairman of Uttar Pradesh Agro, has already been declared the Samajwadi Party candidate from Gautam Budh Nagar Parliament constituency for the 2014 general elections.

The video is said to be of a rally in the Greater Noida village where the SDM had allegedly got a wall demolished.

In his address to the minority community, Bhati boasted that the IAS officer will not be able to bear “our muscle power for long”.

“This indecent lady could not survive for 40 minutes after the demolition of this wall. SSP and DGP also called me informing about the suspension. But I already knew it as I had a word with the CM,” he is seen as purportedly saying in the video.

Meanwhile on Thursday, Bhati alleged that the Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate Ravikant Singh’s report to the UP government on the mosque wall demolition in Greater Noida village was wrong, disappointing, and far from the truth.

Bhati alleged that DM in his report has tried to defend Durga Shakti Nagpal in the same way as the entire IAS lobby is defending her.

The villagers of Kadalpur, where the demolition took place, said they had demolished the newly built wall in the presence of Nagpal and police.

Gautam Budh Nagar DM Ravikant Singh remained unavailable for his comment, despite repeated attempts.

First Published: Aug 02, 2013 00:58 IST