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In Headlines - Not for All Good Reasons

Posted on the 17 October 2013 by M Shekhar @politicscope
Akhilesh Yadav led Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh is dominating headlines for wrong reasons in recent past. On Sunday the government revoked the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal. On Monday, news papers reported a few more incidents which led the UP government and the ruling party in embarrassing situation. A few headlines which caught attention of the Mute SPECTATOR are here for Politicscope readers.

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TOI: Durga Nagpal reinstated with ‘full honours’, inquiry called off
LUCKNOW: Two months after she was suspended for ordering the demolition of a wall surrounding a mosque in Gautam Budh Nagar, the Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday reinstated IAS officer Durga Sakthi Nagpal with "full honours". Nagpal's sudden recall comes as a surprise as government officials have been claiming her reinstatement will only be done after the "due procedures" are completed.


TOI: UP SSP beats up staff for making politician wait; suspended
LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday suspended Moradabad's senior superintendent of police Rakesh Modak after the officer roughed up three police support staff at his residence on Saturday. Modak allegedly beat up his staff members after they failed to inform him about senior Samajwadi Party leader HT Hasan's visit and kept him waiting at his residence. Home department officials said senior district police received written complaints against Modak from three police support staff, also called "followers", Guman Singh, Sunder Singh and Daya Kishan, that they were beaten up by the officer without reason.

TOI: Jailer greets BJP MLA arrested for Muzaffarnagar riots with folded hands LUCKNOW: The jailer of Orai prison in Jalaun district was caught on camera on Sunday with folded hands, greeting BJP MLA Sangeet Singh Som brought to jail after his arrest for allegedly instigating communal passions that triggered the Muzaffarnagar riots in which 48 people were killed. While Som was "welcomed" by jailer LP Singh, other jail staff saluted the MLA on his arrival at Orai prison.

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Mail Today: SP man held with explosives
The probe into a blast in the Kosi Kalan area of Mathura has led the UP Police to the doorstep of an SP councillor who was found to be storing two dozen cartons of illegally acquired explosives at his residence in the Mohalla Garhi area. 

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