UP officer suspended over displaying Osama’s picture in Office

Farrukhabad, India, June 02 (KMS): An officer of a state-run power distribution company was suspended over having a picture of Osama bin Laden in his office describing him as “world’s best junior engineer”, officials said.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Ravindra Prakash Gautam, sub-divisional officer (SDO) with the Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd (DVVNL), placed a picture of Osama bin Laden in his office, with a note below it that read “Respected Osama bin Laden, world’s best junior engineer, the officials said.

After Osama’s picture with the message went viral on social media, senior district officials took notice and ordered the SDO’s suspension. The picture of Osama was also removed from the office, they said.

“Managing Director of DVVNL has suspended SDO Ravindra Prakash Gautam following an inquiry into the incident,” said Farrukhabad District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar Singh.

Meanwhile, the suspended officer has defended his act. “Anyone can be an idol. Osama was the best junior engineer in the world. The picture has been removed, but I have several copies,” Ravindra Prakash Gautam said.

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