Friday, August 9, 2013

Posting Durga Nagpal in Noida a mistake, Akhilesh says

LUCKNOW: Aug 9, 2013(7STARNEWS) Justifying once again his decision to suspend young IAS officer Durga Nagpal, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav told \'Wall Street Journal\' that she was given an opportunity to work in an important place like Greater Noida on the request of her husband Abhishek Singh who is also an IAS officer of UP cadre.

In an interview which appeared on Wednesday, Yadav wondered if he \"made a mistake in taking that decision\".

His claim, however, could not be confirmed independently as Durga\'s husband, who is also posted in Noida, is at present undergoing training at Mussoorie and all attempts to contact him proved futile.

Yadav reiterated that Nagpal did arrive on the scene and ordered that the wall of an underconstructed mosque be pulled down.

Akhilesh quoted Nagpal as saying that she won\'t move till the wall is demolished. \"She was present when the wall was demolished... she can\'t deny that. Some villagers have even said she was there till the wall was brought down,\" Akhilesh said in the interview.

Akhilesh said that a Muslim leader announced that a meeting of the local panchayat would be called following the incident. He said that there was also a report by the local intelligence unit that peace in the area could be disturbed.

\"What if the panchayat had passed an order in response to the demolition?\" he questioned.

He said that it was important to understand the situation in Uttar Pradesh. \"In the last five months, many incidents have taken place that led to violence,\" the chief minister said. He said that the state government was conducting an investigation into the incident. \"We have filed a chargesheet and Nagpal has been asked to respond to it,\" he said.

Akhilesh said that there were some people who want to bring down his government. \"To them, the question of Bodoland, where hundreds of people are agitating, is not a big issue. The question of Telangana, where a state is being torn apart, is not a big issue. To them, only one sub-divisional magistrate\'s suspension is a big issue,\" he said and added that the state government never stopped Nagpal from doing her work. \"In fact, we gave her a free hand. But who asked her to spoil the environment of communal harmony?\" he said.

Responding to a question if Nagpal was targeted for fighting the politically-connected sand mafia, Akhilesh said that his government was taking action elsewhere in the state to stop illegal sand mining. He said that Uttar Pradesh is a state with a lot of riverbeds, so this problem exists.
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