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AK Chitransh

Lucknow: After the Nizamuddin incident, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath cut short his visit to West UP on Tuesday and returned to Lucknow to hold a high-level meeting to review the situation and take necessary measures.

Meanwhile, soon after his visit to Noida, the Covid-19 hotspot in state, on Monday, the district magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar BN Singh was transferred to Revenue Board. Suhas LY, who was appointed new  DM, took the charge of office.

The removal of BN Singh is believed to be the anger of CM Yogi, who went fiery on Singh at a critical meeting over the COVID-19. In the meeting CM was heard saying “bakwas band karo” (shut up). After his removal, Singh reportedly wrote a letter to the chief secretary seeking a three-month leave due to personal reason. His letter has viral on social media. It led to a whisper in political corridors that strict action may be taken against Singh as he is not supposed to take leave in epidemic situation.

However, Singh’s previous record is also viewed controversial. He was not happy over the non-cooperation of administration (Noida Authority and police department). He got more disturbed after introduction of Commissionary system in police department. Singh shot to the limelight due to his letters.

He was first come in the news in September 2017 for his letter to the then Urban Development Minister Suresh Khanna highlighting failure of Noida Authority to take care of its civic responsibilities. He had demanded that a separate Municipal Corporation must be created for handling civic issues.

In May 2018, Singh had written a strong worded letter to then SSP Ajay Pal Sharma over charge of police station and police post in the district without his prior approval. In January 2019, Singh’s letter to then SSP Vaibhav Krishna to provide adequate security against his life threat questioned law and order issue of Yogi government. This was the time when government was claiming big success of ‘Operation All out’ to control crime graph in state.



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