Lucknow, Aug 3: The suspension of junior IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal is getting more controversial by the day, especially as more evidences tumble out confirming the conspiracy brewing up against the officer within the ministry.
It now turns out that one of her seniors-Ashish Kumar-who was working in collaboration with Nagpal to stop illegal mining in Greater Noida-was also transferred to BUlandshahr in western Uttar Pradesh on July 25, just 2 days before her suspension.
That was not it, sources confirmed that Kumar, who was the district mining officer, was attacked by villagers when he had stopped 13 tractors from carrying the illegally-mined sand. Six people were arrested in that case.
Nagpal was given a clean chit by the DM, on account of the fact that she was just following his orders and that there was no chance of communal tension. Morever, "the villagers behaved normally," said the report. Disregarding that, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav stands by on his decision to suspend the officer, apart from demanding suspension of the DM.