Lucknow, Feb 21: Lucknow, Feb 21: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Sunday, Feb 21, ordered a probe into the resignation of an executive engineer, who quit after a BSP MLA allegedly threatened to kill him.
The enquiry has been entrusted to state Principal Secretary (Irrigation) K S Atoria, a government spokesperson was quoted by news agency as saying.
UP engineer quits after threat from BSP MLA
An engineer of irrigation department of Uttar Pradesh has resigned after a BSP MLA allegedly threatened to kill him.
Shiv Das sent his resignation to Chief Minister Mayawati saying he was threatened by BSP MLA Bhim Rao Ambedkar, who represents Lakhna assembly constituency in Etawah district.
He said that Ambedkar threatened to kill him that if he didn't authorise tubewells to be put in his constituency.
Shiv Das further said that the MLA warned him that he would meet the fate of Manoj Kumar Gupta if he did not comply.
Gupta was allegedly murdered for not paying up for Mayawati's birthday.
"That is why I have chosen to resign from service rather than meet a gory end," Das wrote in the letter.