SP leader Narinder Bhati has landed in a controversy after a video purportedly showed him as claiming that he had got UP IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who clamped down on the mining mafia, transferred in "41 minutes".
The claim was made by Bhati while addressing a rally in Gautam Budh Nagar, two days after he denied his involvement in the suspension of the 28-year-old officer.
"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.
Nagpal, a 2010 batch IAS officer, was served the suspension order on July 27 ostensibly for demolishing the wall of a mosque.
Bhati, who is also the UP Agro Chairman and enjoys minister status, maintained that permission was not taken to build the wall around the place of worship. The wall was built to allow people to offer Ramzan prayers in a clean environment, he said.
Asked about the video clippings, Bhati said, "Media was highlighting a concocted version. I had said that it was a victory of democracy.
"SDM's suspension order was issued by state government," he said.
Slamming the Uttar Pradesh government's decision, BJP leader Nitin Gadkari said the attitude of the state authorities is completely oriented towards vote bank politics.
"They are fanning communal and caste-based sentiments. Harassing a good officer for vote bank politics is improper and that is why the IAS Officers Association has opposed the move," he said.
Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi charged the Samajwadi Party with hiding facts in the SDM suspension case due to vote bank politics.
Asking the IAS officer not to lose patience, she said, "The country needs her. She will be a role model for the nation".
A month ago, Nagpal had lodged an FIR against close aide of Bhati in the sand mining case.
District Magistrate Kumar Ravikant Singh in his report to the state government had supported the suspended SDM and said that the wall was demolished by villagers themselves and no JCB machine was put in operation to demolish it.
Bhati had earlier denied his role in her suspension and said he would quit politics if his links to the mining mafia are proved.
The Samajwadi Party leader had said that the state government had suspended Nagpal, who had cracked down on mining mafia, after getting feedback from different persons.
"SDM's role in demolition of boundary wall of religious place was the cause of her suspension and not illegal mining related issues," he said.
Residents of Kadalpur village, where Nagpal had got the wall demolished, said Bhati had donated Rs 51,000 for construction of a mosque. "If it was illegal construction, then why UP minister gave donation," they had said.
The UP Chief Minister yesterday stoutly defended the suspension of Nagpal, saying her action to demolish the wall of a mosque had "vitiated" communal harmony.
Facing intense criticism over the suspension of the officer by the UP government on July 27, an unyielding Akhilesh was also at pains to explain that there was no connection between sand mining and government's action against her. He termed the action as "valid".
The assertion by the Samajwadi Party leader came even as a delegation of All India IAS officers association yesterday stepped in and took the battle to the Centre for revoking the suspension of the officer. The delegation met Union Minister of State for Personnel V Narayanasamy in Delhi.
Noting that Nagpal has been suspended without being given an opportunity, Narayanasamy said the Centre was still awaiting a report from the state government informing it of the officer's suspension.
Amid growing demands for Nagpal's reinstatement, the Minister gave an assurance that justice would be done to the officer, who had clamped down on the sand mining mafia thriving in Gautam Budh Nagar area of Uttar Pradesh.
"I was quoted out of context in the so called visuals in some channels...Who am I to get an IAS transferred?" Bhati told PTI over phone.
He alleged that the district magistrate has submitted a wrong report to save his skin as he was equally responsible for the demolition of the wall.
"A day after the demolition of the wall a panchayat was called by Congress and BSP at Kadalpur village in which around 5000 people, who were agitated, assembled on the issue of demolition of the wall," the SP leader said.
Bhati said that he also went to the village and told the mob that they were being provoked.
"I only told that the government is alert and was working in their interest. I told them that I have informed them about the incident and the Chief Minister has suspended the SDM," he said.
"I had to inform them otherwise the mob would not have dispersed. I only tried to control the situation," he claimed.
The SP leader said that he had requested the district magistrate not to take any step which would affect communal harmony.
"He assured me that nothing would be done, but directed the SDM to demolish the wall. He has given a wrong report to save his own skin," Bhati alleged.
"Everyone in the village is saying that the wall was demolished with the help of JCB machine. Why people, who constructed the wall by donating meagre amount will demolish the wall," he asked.
Meanwhile, villagers at Kadalpur village have demanded to lodge an FIR against the UP IAS officer.
"Though SDM suspension has provided relief to us but we want that FIR should be lodged against her. We will give written demand to district administration and state government," a villager said.
The villagers claim that before Nagpal, Rabupura SHO, Nayab Tehsildar and tehsildar had visited them. Later the former SDM came with the police and PAC and said as per court directions she had to demolish the "unauthorised" wall.
"The land belongs to Gram Samaj and it is LMC land. Gram Pradhan can allow construction of religious place on such land. For religious place in the past too in other areas also no permission is sought or demanded," a villager claimed.
Lucknow: 'Recall all IAS officers from Uttar Pradesh, we can do with our own' - the state's ruling Samajwadi Party lashed out on Monday, in a vitriolic attack at the Centre for intervening on behalf of suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal.''
Akhilesh sarkar should immediately release all IAS / IPS Officers in UP.
It will be of much relief to Officers to be free from Gunda Sarkar Rule.
And it will also big help to SP Leaders who totally will be free to loot the UP .
People of UP squarely desreve this as they or guilty of bringing back the Gund a Raj !!
Incidentaly Mulayam will never leave the sid e of COngress and he will vote for Food and other Bills by delraing he willl not to allow communal BJP back at Centre
Hence for Dharam Nir-Pekshta he had to karna para '
n illegal Hindu Temple which was existing for the last 9 years was razed in same area a week before the Wall of the illegal mosque was razed by the villagers on pleadings of Durga Shakti.
Does the Policy of Akhilesh Sarkar is ;
Raze the Temples of Hindus will not start Communal riots .
Don't Raze the wall of the Mosque as Muslims will riot ??
Yeh kaisa Dost hein Muslmano ka ??
Rather Akhliesh is besmirching the Muslism !
Luckily one or two Maulanas have warned Akihlesh not to use the nam eof Muslims for saving his corrupt Politicians and Land Mafia run by SP Leaders.
Rest of the Mulvies and Imamas ki awaz bund hein
The next time these morons talk about secualism, Indians should show them middle fingers
1.A procession was taken out in Lucknow both by women and Men for reinstating Durga Shakti
2 MUSLIM LEADERS HAVE CRITICIZED AKHILESH THAT TO PROTECT CRIMNAL SAND MAFIA SP IS USING THE NAME OF MUSLIMS AND COMMUNAL RIOTS .
THE CAME DOWN HEAVILY ON AKHILESH GOVT !
The Communal plan ??
" Week before mosque wall, illegal temple was razed in same area of Greater Noida
The wall of a mosque in Kadalpur was not the first religious structure that was razed by Greater Noida authorities. On July 19, eight days before IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal was suspended, a temple was demolished in Beta 1 sector, just seven kilometres from her office.
"We were given no notice, no warning. The officials came with a bulldozer and knocked down the building. This temple has existed here for at least nine years, where will residents go now?" said Harinder Bhati, Beta 1 RWA general secretary.
Sources in the collectorate said that when an encroachment has to be demolished, the government usually calls in the police and the sub-divisional magistrate to maintain law and order. According to reports, only a police escort was sent for the action on the temple. "But both Temple was also demolished, but Nagpal was not sent Nagpal and a police team were sent for the demolition in Kadalpur," said a senior official.
While the Uttar Pradesh government has said Nagpal was suspended on grounds of "causing communal tension" by demolishing the wall of the mosque, sources maintained that she reached the spot only after the wall was taken down, with some help from Kadalpur residents.''
IF HINDUS' TEMPLE IS RAZED THERE WILL NO COMMUNAL RIOT .BUT IF A MASJID WALL IS RAZED THEN MUSLIMS WILL CREATE COMMUNAL RIOTS ????
IT IS INSULT TO MUSLIMS AND THEY GAV ETHE ANSWERE TO AKHILESH TODAY !!!
Wish such sanity is seen more and more among Maulvies Ulema and Muslim Leaders .
Narendra Bhati's younger brother in a Sting operation said on Camera that :
' Lot of Complaits were being received that Durga Shakti was making impossible for Mafia to carry its activities .They were pressing Narendra Bhati to do some thing.
He admitted that Mosque had encroached 15 yards of the Field of an poor DALIT's LAND .
IT WAS DALIT WHO requested DURGA TO SAVE HIM FROM BEING RUINED as Farming is his only source of lively hood.
SO SO MUCH OF THE SLOGAN OF SAMJAWADI'S BEING MESSIAHS OF THE DALITS !
2 Narendra Bhati had donated Rs 51000 for construction of the Mosque.Photographs of Bhati being shown on TV laying the Foundation of the illegal Mosque .Till now Bhati was maintaining that he was not aware of the Mosque was being built .
Bhati was so powerful that he could get an IAS Officer suspended in 41 minutes but did not take the Legal Permission to Build the Mosque .
Police Thana Incharge admitted on Camera that no Communal problem existed in the village.On being asked if the fear of riots existed or exists ? Inspector said that no riot can ever take place in this village as demography is such Hindus are in Majority .He further said that Riots happen only where the Muslims are in Majority.
BAAP KA RAAJ HEIN JOH CHAO WOH KARO .BHARD MEIN GAYA KANOON !!
So it is now established that Durga Shakti was made a sacrificial goat for the sake of the Mining Mafia who has earned nearly lac of crores of Rs in this Mafia operations .
Naturally Mulayam Party will get its share .
3 Two days before Durga was suspended the Mines Officer too was transferred .He has now send a detail note on the activities of the Mafia .He was attacked three times in last 6 months.
4 Hundreds of Villagers attacked the Mafia Trucks and Trailers collecting earth from their fields .Mafia Group fired at the Villagers but seeing the numbers of the Villagers the Mafia henchmen day before yesterday fled from the scene leaving behind their Heavy Earth Moving Equipment which is till this day satnding in the field sof the Villagers .
GOVT HAS TAKEN NO ACTION AGAINST THE MAFIA WHOSE EQUIPMENT IS STRANDED AND DETAINED BY THE VILLAGERS .
Villagers openly say 'Aisa Zoolm Maya ke Raj mein bhi nahin hua tha
.At the most she used to transfer inconvenient officers but never suspended a single officer.
IT IS FOR THE MUSLIMS TO SEE HOW THEIR NAME IS EXPLOITED and SPOILED FOR THE SAKE OF MAFIA ???
But rest assured in a few days Muslims on cue from Maulvies will say that Zoolm Hua Masjid Gira Di.Already a few noted Ulema,Maulvies ,Imams are saying that it is highly provoking that an Mosque has been destroyed in the Month of Ramzan .