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Mar 04, 2013 at 06:26pm IST

UP: Education Minister opposes anti-encroachment drive, alleges people being harassed

New Delhi: A Uttar Pradesh minister has sparked controversy by opposing the anti-encroachment drive by Gonda district authorities. Minister of State for Secondary Education Vinod Kumar Singh has accused district authorities of harassing people.

The District Magistrate though said that the programme was in compliance with High Court's orders.

Singh was dropped from the UP ministry in October 2012 following charges of abduction and manhandling of a Chief Medical Officer. But he was re-inducted in the state cabinet in February.

UP: Education Minister opposes anti-encroachment drive

Vinod Kumar Singh was earlier accused of threatening and manhandling a CMO.