Tribune News Service
Lucknow, November 14
Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday summarily transferred Amethi district magistrate Prashant Sharma, days after a video of his ‘misbehaviour’ with the cousin of the murdered son of a BJP leader went viral.
Sharma has been put on the waiting list while Moradabad district magistrate Arun Kumar will take over as the Amethi DM.
A video had gone viral on the social media where Sharma was seen losing his temper and pulling Sunil Singh by his collar instead of pacifying the agitated relatives.
Sunil Singh is the cousin of the murdered Sonu Singh, son of a local BJP leader, and was among the agitated crowd outside the hospital where the post mortem was taking place.
Not all videos show the full picture. Thank you Mr. Sunil Singh, for speaking the truth. Amethi Administration is always here to help the people of Amethi.— DM Amethi (@DmAmethi) November 13, 2019
@smritiirani @Mohsinrazabjpup @SmritiIraniOffc pic.twitter.com/ah3H30yuux
Amethi MP Smriti Irani in a tweet had indicted the DM on his behaviour and reminded him of his duty.
“We are the servants of the people not their ruler”, she had pointed out.
Replying to Irani’s tweet Sharma had said that he was following her instructions of serving the people of Amethi.
He had also attached a video of Sunil Singh in which he had denied being manhandled by the Amethi district magistrate.
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