Nagpal had a meeting with the Secretary to the CM, Anita Singh, for almost an hour at Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan and made her stand clear but the exact details of the meeting were not known, official sources said.

A 2010-batch IAS officer, Nagpal was served the suspension order on July 27 ostensibly for demolishing the wall of a mosque in Gautam Budh Nagar.

Akhilesh Yadav had stoutly defended Nagpal's suspension, saying that her action to demolish the wall of a religious place had "vitiated" communal harmony.

He had also clarified that there was no connection between sand mining and government's action against her. Opposition parties alleged that Nagpal's suspension was done under pressure of the "mining mafia", a charge denied by the state government.

Nagpal had launched a crackdown on the "mining mafia" in Gautam Buddha Nagar in Noida and was in the news for curbing illegal mining activities in the district by getting over two dozen FIRs registered against those involved in illegal sand mining.

Special flying squads were formed by the officer to stop the raging menace along Yamuna and Hindon rivers in Western UP.

The Opposition on Friday demanded CM's resignation following Samajwadi Party leader Narinder Bhati's controversial claim in a video that he got the IAS officer suspended in "41 minutes".

The Allahabad High Court, meanwhile, sought a reply from the Centre and the state government on the illegal mining issue but declined to interfere in the suspension matter of the IAS officer.


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