In the row after the midnight cremation of the rape victim, Hathras DM transferred | Lucknow News

LUCKNOW: At the center of a raging controversy following the midnight cremation of a rape victim in Hathras on September 30, without the consent of his family, the district magistrate of Hathras Pravin Kumar Laxkar was transferred to Mirzapur in the same way Thursday.
The change, known as the routine government handover, was implemented on the last day of 2020. Allahabad High Court is scheduled to hear the Hathras case on January 27, 2021. Laxkar is replaced by Ramesh Ranjan, who was deputy general manager of UP Jal Nigam.
As the family of the victim, who died on September 29, demanded the transfer of Laxkar from Hathras, the High Court, which had heard suo motu of the “ forced cremation ”, asked the government in previous hearings when the police chief was suspended after the incident, why no action was taken against the SM.
In a series of transfers on Thursday, Noida’s additional CEO, Shruti, was transferred to Balrampur as DM. Krishna Karunesh, whom she replaces, has been transferred to the Ghaziabad Development Authority as vice-president. Kanchan Kumar, the former VC of GDA, has been appointed Managing Director of UP Medical Supply Corporation. A total of 17 IAS officers were transferred on Thursday.
Dr Nitin Bansal, MD from Gonda, has been transferred as DM Pratapgarh. He is replaced by Markandey Shahi, who was previously Special Secretary for Medical Education. Sanjiv Singh, DM Fatehpur, is Chandauli’s new DM. Navneet Singh Chahal, whom he replaces, is Mathura’s new MD.
Former Mathura DM, Sarvagya Ram Mishra, has been assigned as special secretary in charge of state taxes. The new Fatehpur CM is Apurva Dubey, who was special secretary for housing and town planning. Pratapharh DM Dr Rupesh Kumar is the new special secretary for sugar and cane, while Bhupendra Chaudhary is the new special secretary for irrigation.
Sunil Kumar Verma is Auraiya’s new DM, replacing Abhishek Singh-II who is now DM Sonebhadra. S Rajlinga, who was DM Sonebhadra, is Kushinagar’s new DM.
(The victim’s identity was not disclosed to protect her privacy in accordance with Supreme Court guidelines on sexual assault cases)