Government removed SSP under pressure from the mining mafia: BJP

#Haridwar #Uttarakhand Ascribing ulterior motives to the recent transfer of Haridwar SSP Sadanand Date, main Opposition BJP on Wednesday accused the state government of removing the official "hurriedly under pressure from the mining mafia" which was rattled by the steps being taken by him to rein in their activities. "Date was an efficient official who had launched a crackdown on illegal mining activities being carried out in ecologically sensitive zones around the Ganga in Haridwar district. His transfer shows that the state government has acted under the pressure of the mining mafia," Leader of Opposition Ajay Bhatt said. He said the transfer of Haridwar SSP just after seven months in office was in violation of the norms as the Uttarakhand Police Act says under normal circumstances, no official can be transferred from a place without completing two years in office. Bhatt said Date's removal vindicates the party's stand that the Congress government in Uttarakhand is playing into the hands of mining, liquor, and land mafia.

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