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Activist moves NCW over Bhati's comments against Durga Shakti

Source: PTI
August 03, 2013 16:28 IST
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Taking strong objection to alleged improper comments made by Samajwadi Party leader Narinder Bhati against suspended Indian Administrative Service officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, social activist Nutan Thakur today filed a complaint with the National Commission for Women against the UP Agro chairman.

In her complaint, Thakur raised objections over the alleged usage of words such as "aurat" and "behudgi" against the IAS officer, who clamped on sand mining mafia in Gautam Budh Nagar, in a video footage.

"I watched the video on Youtube where a lot of time beep was used. Moreover, usage of words such as 'aurat' and 'behudgi' are abjectly improper and I have written a letter to Mamata Sharma, chairperson of the NCW to take cognisance of this serious issue and enquire into the matter. I have also requested her to initiate all legal proceedings as per the enquiry report," she said.

The video footage of the SP minister showed him bragging how he got the IAS officer suspended in 41 minutes. "I spoke to Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav at 10.30 am and at 11 am the suspension order arrived...She behaved so badly and couldn't last for 40 minutes after that. Within 41 minutes, the order came from Lucknow and she was suspended," the video showed him as saying.

Thakur had earlier also filed a public interest litigation in the Allahabad high court 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 NCW chairperson, however said that she has not yet received the complaint. "I have not yet received any such complaint. If we get a complaint, we will definitely enquire into the matter and do the needful," Sharma told PTI.

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