Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has suspended the regional sports officer of Azamgarh for not carrying out his duties with sincerity, official sources said on Wednesday.

Regional Sports officer, Azamgarh R N Singh, who is also holding charge of Allahabad was suspended by Sports Minister Kameshwar Upadhyayon Tuesday, they said.

The move came after the minister got complaints against the officer by students and employees that he was not providing facilities to them.

The students said that they were not given proper diet and also other sports facilities during inspection done by the minister.

The officer also could not give satisfactory reply to the allegations against him after which he was suspended by the minister, they added.