Statement Issued by the Secretariat of the Uttar Pradesh State Committee of the CPI(M):
The report of the District Magistrate of NOIDA and the public statement of Samajwadi Party leader Narendra Bhati makes it clear that the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal was a step taken under pressure from the mafia and political leaders. This harassment of an efficient and honest officer has sent a wrong message. The UP government, instead of making it a prestige issue, should rescind the order.
Lucknow, August 4, 2013