Durga-baiter faces land grab charge

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Narendra Bhati, who had boasted that he had got the woman IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal suspended within ‘41 minutes’, found himself in fresh trouble after he was accused of conspiring to grab some valuable land.

The allegations, incidentally, have been levelled by Sanjay Singh, an SP worker of Gautam Buddh Nagar, who had come down to the state capital to lodge a complaint with Chief Minister Akhilesh Singh, but could not meet him.

Singh, however, managed to meet senior SP leader and minister Rajendra Chaudhary, who assured him that he would take up the matter with the chief minister and justice would be done to him.

He said he had entered into an agreement with one Momin to purchase a piece of land in Bulandshahar district. But Bhati later forced Momin to execute another agreement to sell the land in favour of his daughter.

“I was asked to forget the land else face the consequences,” Singh said.
He also alleged that Bhati had implicated him in false
cases.

“I am still receiving threats but the local police are not helping me at all,” he said.
Bhati has termed the allegations “politically motivated” and “baseless”.

Bhati, who also as the chairman of UP Agro Corporation, enjoys the status of Minister of State, and is party’s Lok Sabha nominee from GB Nagar had openly announced that he had got Durga suspended ‘within 41 minutes’.

Durga had taken over as Sub Divisional Magistrate barely a few months ago and during this short period she had cracked down on the sand mafia.

Bhati allegedly had complained to Akhilesh that she had demolished the wall of a mosque at Kadalpur village in the district triggering tension in the area.
The SDM was suspended within a few hours of the complaint.

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