Lucknow: Taking serious note of irregularities detected in irrigation department works during
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav`s tour of Lakhimpur Kheri, the state government has suspended six senior engineers besides
transferring the principal secretary of the department.
Engineer-in-chief Jaipal Singh was suspended on charges
of irregularities in the flood control programme and laxity in
works, government sources said today.
Besides Singh, chief engineer Sharda canal Abadhu Ram,
superintending engineer Sharda canal, Lautu Ram, executive
engineer, flood control cell, Ram Nayan, executive engineer
Bharat Ram and executive engineer Yogendra Kumar have been
The government has also shifted the principal secretary
of the department K.S Atoria and posted member, revenue board,
Deepak Singhal in his place.
Yesterday, Yadav had ordered a high-level probe into
irregularities in desiltation in Sharda during his inspection
tour of Lakhimpur Kheri.
"Large scale irregularities have been committed by the
irrigation department engineers and they have also tried to
hide them in their own way. This will be probed and stern
action will be taken against all those found guilty," Yadav