Police announces reward on wanted Panchayat member



Ghaziabad: Police here has announced a reward of Rs 5,000 on absconding district panchayat member Deepa Tyagi who has been wanted for blackening the face of a senior government official.

On September 1, Tyagi and her supporters reached the Kavi Nagar-based office of Additional Chief Executive Officer Aditya Kumar and blackened his face for his alleged apathetic approach towards development projects of the area.

SSP Raghubir Lal also directed the police for initiating legal action of attachment of Tyagi's properties through court to ensure her speedy arrest.

Meanwhile, Zila Panchayat staff and officers continued to stage protests outside the office demanding registration of a case against Kumar for allegedly being involved in corruption.

The issue has taken a political turn with Lok Dal also jumping into the fray threatening to go on agitation if no action was taken against the allegedly-tainted official soon.

PTI