Lucknow: A sub-divisional officer of a state-run electricity distribution company stationed in Farrukhabad from UP has been suspended after having a photo of al-Qaeda terrorist Osama bin Laden in his office depicting him as the “best junior engineer in the world”.
The officer has been identified as Ravindra Prakash Gautam, Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) of Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd (DVVNL).
He was suspended because old people found a picture of bin Laden in his office.
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The photo had a note underneath that read “Respected Osama bin Laden, World’s Best Junior Engineer.”
Officials discovered the incident after it went viral on social media.
Senior district officials became aware of the problem and immediately suspended the SDO.
Bin Laden’s photo was also removed from the office following his suspension.
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“The Managing Director of DVVNL has suspended SDO Ravindra Prakash Gautam following an investigation into the incident,” Farrukhabad District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar Singh said.
However, the braces-wearing officer defended his actions by saying anyone can be an idol. He said: “Osama was the best young engineer in the world. The photo has been deleted, but I have several copies.