Locals protest collector''s transfer in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Feb 1 (PTI) Locals today staged demonstrationover the transfer of Jhunjhunu District Collector, alleging itto be a politically motivated action.

Markets in Nawalgarh and Mandawa town remained closedin the protest while people took out a rally in Nawalgarh anddemanded cancellation of the transfer.

They claimed that Mugdha Sinha worked honestly forgrievance redressal and took action against illegal mining,which annoyed a local legislator.

"The transfer of Sinha is completely politically-motivated. She was a popular officer and first lady collectorof the district and transferred in a short time of four andhalf months," alleged Sudhir Kataria, an activist of ''JanAtyachar Nivaran Samiti.

He alleged that Surajgarh MLA Shrawan Kumar is behindher transfer.

"We are demanding cancellation of the transfer withimmediate effect," he said.

Sinha was posted as Jhunjhunu collector on September 9last year and transferred to Sriganagnar as Collector in anadministrative reshuffle recently.

When contacted, Sinha told PTI over phone, "I do notwant to comment anything on that. Whatever is, it is in publicdomain, you ask the people."

The MLA was not available for comment.

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