Need to tighten noose around corrupt officers in UP: BJP leader

Lucknow: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Brijesh Prajapati on Sunday said that there is a dire need to tighten the noose around corrupt officers in Uttar Pradesh.

Speaking to ANI, Prajapati claimed that many groups of corrupt officers have been formed and they support illegal mining for their own interests.

“These kind of officers in Uttar Pradesh are portraying a negative image of the Yogi Adityanath-led government in front of the people. I request the chief minister to order an investigation on all officers involved in corrupt practices at the earliest,” he said.

The BJP lawmaker also warned that if the menace of corruption is not curbed in time, the party’s future might turn bleak.

In order to back his contention, Prajapati quoted an example of his own matter where he claimed that the mining officer of Tindwari village in Banda filed a fake case against him and a number of locals fearing that the administration will suspend him if his corrupt practices are disclosed.

“On October 9, several villagers came to me and complained that the mining officer is trying to extort money from the poor riding cycles, auto rickshaws for carrying sands to their homes. I called up the mining officer and warned him that he should not ask for money using illegal means. Fearing that I will take this matter with the higher authorities, the mining officer filed a fake complaint against me and the poor. Not only that, the bicycles, auto-rickshaw belonging to the poor have also been seized by the police,” he explained.

He also said that the police deployed in the region registered an FIR against him without looking into the matter thoroughly.