UP trader says sub-divisional officer gave orders to bulldoze his house

  • | Sunday | 17th July, 2022

Lucknow, Jul 16 (PTI) A trader here alleged that a sub-divisional officer bulldozed a portion of his house on asking for payment of a furniture bought by the latter from his shop, police said on Saturday. The accused officer, Ghanshyam Verma, was removed from his post by District Magistrate of Moradabad, Shailendra Kumar Singh, and was attached to the district headquarters, they said. The divisional commissioner of Moradabad has ordered a probe into the matter.  Divisional Commissioner Aunjaneya Kumar Singh said, "I received a complaint regarding the matter on July 11. I have directed the district magistrate to get the matter investigated from an additional district magistrate (ADM) level officer." The investigation has been handed over to ADM (administration).The complaint was made by Zahid Ahmed, who alleged that Verma took furniture worth 2.67 lakh from him. He said the official gave orders to bulldoze his house after he asked for the money.Meanwhile, the opposition Samajwadi Party attacked the Uttar Pradesh government over the incident and demanded action against the erring officer.Reacting to the development, BJP spokesperson Harishchandra Srivastava told PTI, "The Yogi Adityanath government is a transparent one which does not discriminate among people. Whether it is a common man or senior official, if he is found guilty, the government will take strict action against him." PTI AR CDN  SRY

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