UP: Electricity Department Opens A Front Against Habitual Criminal, Complains To District Administration For Strict Action Against Criminal

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Another video of habitual criminal of Maharajganj district is viral on social media in which he is accusing UP electricity department employees corrupt and bribe seekers causing ripples of anger and exasperation among them. Dynamite News Exclusive:

Maharajganj: Habitual criminal Pashupati Nath Gupta of the district has already been booked under half a dozen FIRs in serious sections like attempt to murder, SCST, obstructing government officials, assaulting policemen and blocking roads, hooliganism and anarchy but his gundagardi is still continuing and thus he is challenging the law and order situation.

Habitual criminal Pashupati Nath Gupta in another viral video has accused all the electricity linemen across UP as corrupt. He has further accused them of 'taking bribe Rs. 300-600 from consumers even for a small job. 

After this video went viral, the employees of the electricity department across the state became so agitated that on Saturday, officers and employees of various organizations of electricity department of Maharajganj district submitted a written memorandum to the district administration demanding an FIR against the accused and also his immediate arrest. The memorandum was submitted under the leadership of Upendra Chaurasia, convener of Vidyut Karmachari Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti.

UP Electricity employees union office bearers giving complaint to the District Administration

The memorandum is signed by Deepak Singh, president of the Electricity Employees Sanyukta Sangharsh Samiti; Zubair Khan, president of the State Electricity Board Technical Employees Union; Shambhunath Chaudhary, vice-president of the State Electricity Board Junior Engineer Union; Chhedi Prasad, divisional president of Vidyut Mazdoor Panchayat and Iqbal Ahmed, divisional secretary. 

After submitting the memorandum, the officials, while talking to media said that Pashupati Nath Gupta himself did not want electronic meter to be installed at his house to avoid bill of actual consumption of electricity. When the officials of the electricity department went along with the vigilance team and changed the meter of his house according to the rules, he called the linemen thieves.

They further said that if an FIR is not registered against Pashupati Nath immediately they would be forced to boycott work.

Earlier, Superintendent Engineer of Electricity Department YP Singh, Executive Engineer Krishnanand and SDO Upendra Nath Chaurasia had given a complaint to the District Magistrate accusing this habitual criminal of obstructing government work, ruckus and misbehaviour. After the intervention of higher officials, on 30 October, an FIR was registered against him in Sinduria police station of the district under case number 176/2022, section 353, 500, 506, but even after almost two weeks, he has not been arrested. As a result this Pashupati Nath is now attacking even the media.  He called the Superintendent Engineer on mobile and threatened to vandalize his office. 

After this controversial video went viral, the people in the district are agitated and demanding immediate registration of FIR against Pasipathi Nath followed by his arrest. His gang off and on creates hooliganism and ruckus in the city and vandalise even government offices. 

According to police records, half a dozen serious criminal cases are already registered against this habitual criminal Pashupati Nath Gupta in several police stations of the district. Main cases are:

1. FIR No: 176/2022 Section 353, 500, 506 Police Station- Sinduria, Plaintiff- Superintending Engineer, Electricity Department
2. FIR No: 186/2016 Section 147, 452, 504, 506 IPC, Thana- Kotwali Maharajganj
3. FIR No:  248/2016 Section 188/504 IPC, Thana- Kotwali Maharajganj, Plaintiff- City Kotwal TP Srivastava
4. FIR No:  1169/2015 Section 186, 504, 506, 353 IPC and 7 Criminal Law Amendment Act, Thana- Kotwali Maharajganj, Plaintiff- Constable Janmejay Rai
5. FIR No:  1764/2006 Section 307, 504 IPC, 3 (1) (x), SCST Act, Thana- Kotwali Maharajganj

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