Durga suspension: SC agrees to hear plea

New Delhi, Aug 19 : The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a contempt petition against the Uttar Pradesh government on the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who is facing the music for allegedly going tough on the sand mafia in Uttar Pradesh. The apex court on Friday had dismissed the Public Interest Litigation (PIL).

An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said it will not interfere in the matter and dismissed the PIL filed by advocate ML Sharma.

Nagpal responded to the chargesheet filed against her by the Uttar Pradesh government where she said she was innocent.

In her reply, Nagpal said she was following the Supreme Court's order while demolishing the wall of the mosque.

The Uttar Pradesh government on Aug 4 served a chargesheet to Nagpal.

The 10-page chargesheet served to Nagpal said that she should have first served a notice before bringing down the wall and asked her to file her report on the matter within 15 days.

Nagpal, who was leading a crackdown on sand mafia in Uttar Pradesh, was suspended after she allegedly ordered the demolition of a mosque being built illegally on government land in Greater Noida.

--IBNS (Posted on 19-08-2013)

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