B Chandrakala: How a ‘dabangg’ IAS officer landed into illegal mining quagmire

Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer Bhukya Chandrakala, 38, who has been accused of corruption in the illegal mining case being probed by the CBI, was known as a ‘dabangg’ (fearless) officer popular on social media before her fall from grace. The alleged scam dates back to 2012-16 when the Samajwadi Party was in power under Akhilesh Yadav. Chandrakala, a 2008-batch IAS officer, was best known for taking action against her subordinates, mostly due to her widely-circulated videos in which she went on surprise inspections, pulling up civic officials over lack…

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IAS officer B Chandrakala, a rage on social media for her videos, raided in UP mining scam

B Chandrakala, the 38-year-old IAS officer from Uttar Pradesh made headline news on Saturday when CBI teams raided her houses in Uttar Pradesh and Telangana as part of its probe into the politically-sensitive UP’s mining scam. It appeared to be an irony. The 2008 batch IAS officer was best known for taking action against her subordinates, mostly due to the widely-circulated videos of the officer going out on surprise inspections and pulling up civic officials, sometimes over lack of quality in building material and at others, some lack of sanitation.…

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