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UP: Suspended woman IAS officer reports to revenue board

July 31, 2013 12:46 IST

Amid demands by opposition parties to revoke her suspension, Indian Administrative Service officer Durga Shakti Nagpal has reported to the revenue board, sources said on Wednesday.

Nagpal, who was suspended on Jul 27 night as sub-divisional magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar district, met the revenue board chairman Jagan Mathews on Tuesday evening, they said.

Twenty-eight-year-old Nagpal, a 2009 batch IAS officer of Punjab cadre shifted to Uttar Pradesh cadre in August last year, was suspended for demolishing a wall of a religious place but opposition allege that her crackdown on mining activities led to the suspension.

Nagpal was in news for curbing illegal mining activities in the district and got over two dozen first information report registered against those involved in illegal sand mining in G B Nagar.

Special flying squads were formed by the officer to stop the raging menace along Yamuna and Hindon rivers in western UP.

On Tuesday, Nagpal's suspension was challenged in the Allahabad high court through a public interest litigation filed by social activist Nutan Thakur at the Lucknow bench of the court, and is likely to come up for hearing on August one.

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