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Additional district magistrate who allegedly beat up Army veteran in Noida suspended

Noida authorities demolished an alleged illegal structure at the ADM’s residence in Sector 29 of Noida on Thursday morning, which had become the bone of contention between ADM and the colonel.

noida Updated: Aug 24, 2018 02:29 IST
Vaibhav Jha
Vaibhav Jha
Hindustan Times, Noida
Additional district magistrate,Army veteran,crime
The directive came from the Uttar Pradesh government after the administration received flak for the manner in which retired Army colonel Virendra Pratap Singh Chauhan was treated by the ADM and police. (AFP/Picture for representation)

The additional district magistrate of a western UP district was suspended on Thursday evening, six days after he was booked by Noida police for attempting to murder an Army veteran.

The directive came from the Uttar Pradesh government after the administration received flak for the manner in which retired Army colonel Virendra Pratap Singh Chauhan was treated by the ADM and police.

‘‘The ADM has been suspended with immediate effect. Regarding allegations against the accused ADM, the divisional commissioner of Chitrakoot will initiate an enquiry,” said a UP government spokesperson.

Meanwhile, Noida authorities demolished an ‘illegal’ structure at the ADM’s residence in Sector 29 of Noida on Thursday morning, which had become the bone of contention between ADM and the colonel. In February, Noida Authority had issued a notice to the ADM.

First Published: Aug 24, 2018 02:29 IST