Lucknow, July 31: The social activist Nutan Thakur, on Wednesday, filed a public interest litigation (PIL) plea before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court in the IAS officer and Greater Noida Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Durga Shakti Nagpal suspension case.
According to reports, the writ petition is likely to come up for hearing on August 1.
In the PIL, Thakur has requested the court to direct the Department of Personnel and Training to summon the file related to the government order, and cancel the suspension if it is found illegal and improper.
According to Thakur's counsel Ashok Pandey, the petition also requested the court to direct the Centre to ask the state governments against any harassment of the officers who have initiated action for checking illegal construction of religious places, and illegal mining.
As the SDM of Gautam Budh Nagar district, Durga, a 2009 batch officer of Punjab cadre, had taken action against the sand mafia.
Then, she was suddenly suspended for ordering demolition of wall of a mosque without following the legal process.
The PIL was filed after protests by IAS officers' Association demanded revocation of Durga's suspension.
(With Agency inputs)