District Magistrate and 5 officers suspended for failing to protect cow

Lucknow: The UP government suspended the Maharajganj district magistrate and five other officials for fudging figures and “negligence” at a state-run cattle shelter, a senior official said.

Announcing the suspension a rare move against an IAS officer – at a hurriedly called press conference, chief secretary R K Tiwari said there were “continuous complaints of negligence” in the upkeep of stray cows in Madhvaliya cow shelter in Nichlaul tehsil of Maharajganj district.

“The government constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Additional Commissioner, Gorakhpur Division. The committee found several anomalies number of cattle during probe,” the UP CS said.