Hathras DM amongst 16 IAS officers transferred by Uttar Pradesh govt, to be posted in Mirzapur


Hathras district Justice of the Peace Praveen Kumar Laxkar had drawn criticism over ‘inaction’ after a Dalit lady was raped by 4 upper-caste males within the district in September

File Image of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. Reuters

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh authorities on Thursday transferred 16 IAS officers, together with Hathras District Magistrate Praveen Kumar Laxkar who had hit the headlines after the rape and homicide of a 19-year-old Dalit lady.

Laxkar would be the new district Justice of the Peace of Mirzapur. Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam Additional MD Ramesh Ranjan will take his place in Hathras, an official spokesman stated.

Laxkar had come into focus after the Dalit lady was raped by 4 upper-caste males in Hathras on 14 September. She died on 29 September at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital throughout therapy.

The sufferer was cremated within the lifeless of the night time close to her dwelling on 30 September. Her household alleged they have been compelled by the native police to hurriedly conduct her final rites.

The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court too had expressed concern over the Uttar Pradesh authorities not taking any motion towards the DM for the equity of the probe.

Besides Laxar, Gonda District Magistrate Nitin Bansal has been despatched to Pratapgarh and Additional CEO of Noida, Shruti, has been made the DM of Balrampur, changing Krishna Karunesh, who has been posted because the vice-chairman of the Ghaziabad Development Authority, the spokesman stated.

Prominent amongst others who’ve been transferred are Fatehpur DM Sanjiv Singh, who has been shifted to Chandauli in the identical capability, the spokesman added.

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