Damoh (MP): A senior Agriculture official from Madhya Pradesh has landed in a soup after he allegedly put his 58-year-old subordinate through 'humiliation' for taking up a farmer's cause.
The incident occurred on Monday when B D Prajapati, Agriculture Extension Officer of Patharia block, went to Deputy Director's Office at Damoh with a farmer, Ved Prakash Parihar, to inquire about the status of a farm loan sanctioned to the latter.
However, the deputy director Rajesh Tripathi allegedly got so annoyed with his junior's "proactiveness" that he ordered him to remain in a "bend forward posture" for 20 minutes as a punishment, while threatening to suspend him, Parihar, who claims to be the witness to the officer's ordeal, told reporters on Tuesday.
Prajapati had no option but to oblige, he said, adding that the former left the office quietly and did not discuss the issue with anyone....more
11:45 PM, Jun 26, 2012