New Delhi, Aug 8: The Supreme Court will hear on Monday a PIL seeking the stay of the suspension and consequent issuance of charge sheet to IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal.
The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice P. Sathasivam said this when PIL petitioner advocate M.L. Sharma mentioned the matter before the court.
Nagpal was suspended last month ostensibly for breaking down a wall of a mosque, an action the Uttar Pradesh government said could have communal tension.
But the widespread belief -- strengthened by a Samajwadi Party leader's public claim -- is that action was taken against her because she took on a mafia extracting sand illegally from the river bed in Noida.