Allahabad HC hails `brave` Durga, seeks reply on illegal mining

Allahabad HC hails 'brave' Durga, seeks reply on illegal mining

Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Friday had a word of praise for suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who took on the powerful sand mafia in Gautam Budh Nagar, saying she "bravely" exercised her jurisdiction.

"We have gone through the pleading on record. We feel that the officer Nagpal bravely exercised her jurisdiction to seize 24 dumpers and stopped illegal mining in Noida. Fifteen alleged offenders have also been arrested," the court's Lucknow bench observed.

"Special Flying Squads were formed by her to check the menace of illegal mining at Noida," the court added.

The bench comprising Justice Devi Prasad Singh and Justice Ashok Pal Singh made the observations while seeking a reply from the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government on the issue of illegal mining in the state while hearing a PIL for revoking the suspension of the 28-year-old officer.

It, however, declined to interfere on the issue of suspension on the grounds that the officer concerned has not approached the court and also it was a matter between her and the government.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said the officer was suspended for having arbitrarily decided to demolish a wall of an under-construction mosque at Qadalpur village and denied that the action had any connection with the sand mafia.

"...For courts' interference in such matters, it shall be necessary that the officer concerned should approach the court to ventilate his grievance," it observed.

The court while fixing August 19 as the next date of hearing said illegal mining was of grave concern.

It sought a reply on how many FIRs were lodged, how many dumpers were seized and how many people were arrested after the suspension of Nagpal, SDM, Gautam Budh Nagar, on July 27.

Appearing on behalf of the state government, Additional Advocate General (AAG) Bulbul Godiyal submitted that the PIL was not maintainable in service matters.

Social activist Nutan Thakur filed the PIL for a direction to Department of Personnel and Training (cadre controlling authority of IAS officers) to summon the file related to the suspension of Nagpal and cancelling the suspension if it was found to be illegal and improper.

The court said the AAG seemed to be correct in her submission that it was not open for the court to interfere with the order of suspension as it was between the government and public servant and the public servant concerned has not approached the court.

"Hence, to the extent of the impugned order of suspension, we decline to interfere," it said.

PTI

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The politicians thought that they are the supreme authority to make political decisions is wrong. It is high time that even after 66 years of independence there is no qualification basis for politicians. All the politicians should have an educational background and qualification fitting to serve for public as politicians. But our unfortunate helpless Indian political situation and constitution is that criminals are highly qualified to become country`s leaders. Also, those who commit wrong in criminal activities including corruption should be disqualified from public service. A common international law code should emerge from leaders of U.S. and Russia for the world, because what India does is an important act in lifting the welfare of mankind. Also, due to the present day technology every political step taken in India is observed closely by the world community. We as Indians should live with pride and every educated citizen should give a hand to attain and maintain this high state.

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whole of india except corrupt SP people are with ms durga.president rule should be imposed in UP

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BY PUNISHING DURGA UP LOST CHARM OF THE AKHILESH THE THE YOUNG CM,ALONG WITH HIS FATHER DREAMING AS PM AS WELL ?

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ELECTION COMMISSION HAS A GREAT ROLE IN FUTURE BECAUSE SC HAS ALREADY SAID TICKETS FOR CLEAN CANDIDATES.BUT POLITICAL PARTIES ARE FINDING WAYS AND THIS SHOULD BE BLOCKED BY HONORABLE SC AND ELECTION COMMISSION.THEN IF CLEAN CANDIDATES COMES , AUTOMATICALLY BUREAUCRATS WILL TURNED TO BE CLEAN, WHO ARE ACTUALLY RULING THE COUNTRY?

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Durga is honest but akhilesh wants to make her corrupt.....naari shakti se jo takaraye gaa agar c.m hoga wo b mur jaye gaa....jai hind jai durga.....

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Durga is honest but akhilesh wants to make her corrupt.....naari shakti se jo takaraye gaa agar c.m hoga wo b mur jaye gaa....jai hind jai durga.....

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Durga Sakti can conqure the evil forces, tame them and convert them in to benevolent forces as time passes

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Please likewise prosecute Dayanidhi Alagiri, who has looted Granite form Madurai jointly with PR Palaniyappan. The Bald man`s grandson got away due to the bald man being an ex-CM

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Suspended IAS officer Durga have taken the brave steps to stop the illegal sand mafia which causing damage to the course of rivers. And it is dangerous to mining the along side the river and that too illegal. She have taken the brave steps and UP Govt. have suspend her in false case, hailing her efforts instead. If such tragic accidents will happen who will raise voice against corruption. And by mistake any honest officer take actions against such acts then whole corrupted system stand against them. Everybody should support her brave steps she had taken against the illegal sand mafia. UPA govt have every right to intervene in such incidents to save their honest civil servants. Center Govt. can`t denied this by saying only that matter belongs to state. If the matter is really belong to the state what they are doing at the center? And I must say that UP is one of the most corrupted state of India.

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india is heading towards a banana republic. what the hell would it take for the court to start interfering ?

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SP ma naag hi naag ha. Itne naago ke sir ko kuchlne ke liye hazaro Durga shakti chahiye

IT SEEMS HIGH COURT JUDGE ALSO AFRAID THAT HE MAY ALSO GET SUSPENDED BY MULAYAM`S, HOW THE COUNTRY IS RULED BY MAFIAS UNDER FOREIGN CONGRESS PRESIDENT

DURAGA AND HIS OTHER IAS OFFICERS SHOULD MAKE ``MURGA` ( PUNISH) OF ALL CORRUPT POLITICIANS .......THE CORRUPT DO NOT WANT TO BE CHECKED BY ANY BODY..........EVEN THEY DO NOT AFRAID FROM THE HON. SUPREME COURT..........THE TIME HAS COME TO CRUSH THEM PROPERLY,.........IN MAHARASTRA HON. COURT HAS ALLOWED THE DANCE BARS TO PERFORM AS PER GUIDE LINES BUT THE POLITICIANS ARE NOT HAPPY AND WILL MAKE LAWS AGAINST THE ORDERS OF HON. THE COURT ...BUT HOW LONG,,,?.....I.THINK..IN FACT , THE POLITICIANS ARE NOT GETTING DESIRED AMOUNT OF BRIBE FROM THE OPERATORS OF DANCE BARS...............IN DELHI,THE CAPITAL OF INDIA ANY BODY CAN ENCROACH PUBLIC LAND AND NO MCM AND POLICE MAN TAKE ANY ACTION BECAUSE THEY GET BRIBE FOR KEEPING SILENT AND BECOMING BLIND........EVEN WIDER ROADS HAVE BECOME SMALL AND ALWAYS TRAFFIC IS JAM.....

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