Since the formation of the Yogi govt. in UP, the corruption has been decreased upon there, but now a news of demanding bribe is being reported, and this time the allegation is over CM’s Principal Secretary SP Goyal, who has been accused by a man named Abhishek Gupta. This complaint is not against A-grade officer, it’s against the Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Secretary SP Goyal. A man named Abhishek Gupta has accused the principal secretary, SP Goyal for demanding a bribe to provide land for road widening to set up a petrol pump in Hardoi. In this matter, UP Governor Ram Naik had written a letter to CM Yogi Adityanath on April 30 and instructed to take appropriate action against him for demanding a bribe of Rs 25 lakh. Abhishek has further alleged that SP Goyal has rejected the proposal to grant land without giving the bribe.
While Shashi Prakash Goyal denied the allegations and said, “This is ridiculous. I received the file only after the governor’s letter was received. I recused myself, did not deal with the case and informed the same to the CM and I am not aware of any decision taken on the issue.”
Abhishek Gupta said that if justice was not done with him then he would commit suicide. He said that he had complained priorly through the e-mail, of Chief Secretary’s asking for the bribe. Instead of taking action, the state government has come to the save their officer as Principal Secretary (Information) Avnish Awasthi has called the allegations leveled against Goyal as baseless.
What’s the matter?
Abhishek Gupta, a resident of Indira Nagar, Lucknow, says that a petrol pump was allotted in Hardoi on his name. Some of the land was falling in its construction. For this, he had demanded to make available land from DM Hardoi. The complainant told that the deputy collector of Hardoi Ashish Kumar Singh had sent the report and in this report, it was said that the land on which Abhishek wants to open the petrol pump is on the Hardoi-Lucknow route. Its width is low, so he wants to buy the safe ground of the road. However, Sub-Collector had said that the Gram Sabha land could be given to Abhishek for open the petrol pump. Abhishek wanted to buy land, so that there is enough space for the vehicles to travel.
Abhishek Gupta alleged that SP Goyal(a 1989-batch IAS officer of UP cadre) has demanded Rs.25 lakhs to provide him the land which is the widening of the main road of the petrol pump. It is also said that due to not being given the bribe by him, the principal secretary is not taking a decision on their representation. Due to this, the establishment of the petrol pump is not possible and it is being delayed.