Kiran Bedi backs suspended UP IAS officer

Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) Former police officer Kiran Bedi Tuesday accused politicians of obstructing officers who are honest.

She was commenting on the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who had taken on the sand mafia in Noida in Uttar Pradesh.

"The message is that politicians obstruct officers who work against corruption. The message is clear, and this has been exposed," Bedi told the media here.

"The whole service (IAS) and society are condemning it because she was fighting corruption and her suspension is wrong," said Bedi.

Nagpal's suspension reached the Allahabad High Court Tuesday with a petitioner seeking direction to the central government to probe the matter and quash the suspension.

Bedi felt the IAS officer who acted against Nagpal should have refused to sign the suspension order.


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