Of­fi­cer Coura­geous

India Today - - MAIL -

IAS of­fi­cer Durga Shakti Nag­pal’s tirade against the sand mafia is a step in the right di­rec­tion (“The Of­fi­cer Who Dared”, Au­gust 19). Nag­pal should be eu­lo­gised for crack­ing down on the sand mafia for il­le­gal and ram­pant quar­ry­ing which has been flour­ish­ing all th­ese years un­der the very nose of the lo­cal ad­min­is­tra­tive au­thor­i­ties. Our na­tion has only a few such of­fi­cers who have the ca­pa­bil­ity to fight cor­rup­tion and in­jus­tice. Of­fi­cers like Nag­pal can help this na­tion fight cor­rup­tion and should there­fore be given more re­spon­si­bil­ity. CHI­DANAND KUMAR, Ban­ga­lore Akhilesh Ya­dav has com­pared Nag­pal to an er­rant child who needed cor­rec­tion. Akhilesh needs to be re­minded that it is he who re­sem­bles a school­boy who, thanks to his fa­ther’s in­flu­ence, has got ad­mis­sion to a class higher than he deserves and is now nei­ther able to un­der­stand his class­work nor do his home­work. KRSNA KARNA, Patna The sus­pen­sion of Nag­pal is a tes­ti­mony to the fact that politi­cians con­sider them­selves as ra­jas and the cit­i­zens as praja ( sub­jects). Yet, there is no rea­son to be pes­simistic. As long as we have of­fi­cers like Nag­pal and Ashok Khemka, and hon­est cit­i­zens like Arvind Ke­jri­wal, our democ­racy is safe. Let us raise our voice against cor­rup­tion and re­ject such power- hun­gry, dis­hon­est and tainted politi­cians. No one can sup­press an hon­est voice. R. D. SINGH , Am­bala

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