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Durga Shakti Nagpal’s silence made UP government stubborn,says SC

The issue of sand mining and media coverage of cases cropped up during the hearing.

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi |
Updated: April 8, 2014 5:50:30 pm

Her silence has made Uttar Pradesh government “stubborn” was how the Supreme Court described about the state administration’s response to suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal for cracking the sand mafia in Gautam Budh Nagar,adjacent to national capital.

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“Poor fellow,she did not say a word and government become so stubborn that it could not listen,” a bench of Justice G S Singhvi and Justice K S Radhakrishnan said while it was hearing the 2G spectrum scam case matter.

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The issue of sand mining and media coverage of cases cropped up during the hearing when the bench expressed its displeasure over the media reporting of court cases.

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“Media altogether creates a different impression,” the bench said prior to making its reference about the sand mining.

Senior advocate Harish Salve,who was appearing in the 2G spectrum matter,said “her conduct has been remarkable”.

“She has behaved in a most matured manner,” he said about the 28-year-old IAS officer who till now has not made any public statement against her suspension by Akhilesh Yadav government.

Earlier,another bench declined to entertain a PIL filed by a lawyer against her suspension questioning his locus but said that it will consider a petition filed by the IAS officer herself.

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