XLRI Alumna takes on Mulayam Singh Yadav
Ministhy Dileep (XLRI 98 batch) the current District Magistrate and Returning Officer of Mainpuri, UP, is in the news for cancelling SP workers’ gun licence earning the wrath of SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav.
According to this article Ministhy launched to put out of business around 100 illegal arms dealers, many of whom allegedly had links with Yadav’s party.
Ministhy had also cancelled 70 weapon licences in Mainpuri, considered to be Yadav’s stronghold, where she joined as DM this February.
This is the fourth posting for Ministhy, a 2003 batch officer of UP cadre who belongs to Kerala. Earlier, she has served as joint magistrate in Jhansi and Agra. Known to be tech-savvy — she always carries a laptop — Ministhy had posted all land lease records on the government website while she was posted in Shahjahanpur.
IBN reports that Mulayam backtracked on his threat yesterday even as the BJP sought to capitalise on the issue drawing parallels between Varun Gandhi and Mulayam Singh, and trying to paint the EC as partisan.
By the way Ministhy is an accomplished writer writing articles over the last few years for Coolavenues and Rediff.
Update: There’s a facebook group now to express support Ministhy too.
Update: Profiled in Hindustan Times on 26th March