UP minister seeks death penalty for corrupt engineers

UP minister seeks death penalty for corrupt engineers

UP minister seeks death penalty for corrupt engineers

 Senior Uttar Pradesh Minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) general secretary Azam Khan courted controversy after he demanded “death penalty” for “corrupt” engineers.

Azam Khan, who had, a few days ago, slapped a senior engineer in his Assembly constituency of Rampur, said that engineers, who indulged in corrupt practices and compromised with the quality should be prosecuted under the National Security Act (NSA) and given death penalty.

The minister, while referring to the construction of a flyover in his Assembly constituency, charged that the slabs of the structure had collapsed several times and at least two labourers had died and many injured in one such incident.

He also charged that the UP Bridge Corporation, the nodal agency for the construction of the flyover, tried to bury the incidents under the carpet and shielded “corrupt” engineers.

On the threat of the engineers that they would proceed on strike if he did not tender an apology, Azam said that they (engineers) would lose their commission if they carried out their threat.

Azam, known to be a temperamental person, had caught an executive engineer by his collar, during an inspection in Rampur a few days ago and then slapped him.

The aggrieved engineer lodged a written complaint with the engineers’ association in the regard. Ashok Tewari, a leader of the association here, had threatened that engineers would go on strike if the minister did not tender an apology.

Azam Khan had once publicly used derogatory words for the cops and had also abused an IAS officer. He had then referred to them as “dogs”.

Minister Azam, known to be a temperamental person, had caught an executive engineer by his collar, during an inspection in Rampur


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