Amitabh Gupta sent on obligatory dash away after Wadhawans flout lockdown norms

Maharashtra Special Significant Secretary in the Dwelling Department, IPS officer

Amitabh Gupta

, who allegedly gave permission to the Wadhawan family of DHFL Community to dawdle from Khandala to Mahabaleshwar amid the COVID-19


, has been sent on obligatory dash away with on the spot live till completion of the probe in the matter.

“Amitabh Gupta has been sent on obligatory dash away with on the spot live till the pending of inquiry, that can furthermore be initiated against him,” Maharashtra Dwelling Minister

Anil Deshmukh

tweeted on Friday.

23 individuals of the Wadhawan family had been positioned below institutional


by the local police in Mahabaleshwar after violating the lockdown.

As per discussion with Hon. CM, Mr Amitabh Gupta, Significant Secretary (special), has been sent on obligatory dash away…

— ANIL DESHMUKH (@AnilDeshmukhNCP) 1586464283000

Deshmukh had on Thursday acknowledged that the matter would perchance well be investigated and an enquiry will doubtless be performed into how permission used to be given for 23 individuals of the family to dawdle from Khandala to Mahabaleshwar in the center of the lockdown.

Meanwhile, BJP chief and ragged Maharashtra Chief Minister

Devendra Fadnavis

took a jibe on the Uddhav Thackeray-led deliver govt and asked whether or no longer there’s no lockdown in the deliver for the mighty and the properly off.

“No lockdowns for the mighty and properly off in Maharashtra? One can utilize holidays in Mahabaleshwar with loyal permission from the police. It is no longer doable that a senior IPS officer would scheme this kind of scandalous mistake incandescent the implications on his bask in,” Fadnavis tweeted.

Further, looking out for an rationalization over the incident, Fadnavis in a subsequent tweet acknowledged, “With whose inform or blessings used to be this carried out? Mr. CM and HM, you owe us an rationalization.”

Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta reportedly confronted Amitabh Gupta over his letter exempting the Wadhawan family, citing ‘family emergency’. Per an officer who didn’t take care of to be named, Amitabh Gupta accredited it used to be a mistake on his allotment nonetheless indicated that the letter used to be issued on the behest of anyone higher up.

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