IPS officer protests lack of office space

An Uttar Pradesh cadre IPS officer has decided to proceed on indefinite leave from Tuesday if he is not provided "basic office space".

The 1992 batch Indian Police Service officer, Amitabh Thakur, is now the Superintendent (Rules and Manuals). He is angry he has been given a cramped room with a fellow IPS officer Rahul Asthana.

Alleging that the room was too small for him to work, Thakur has been working from a makeshift office under the sky for the past one month.

Seated on a chair and with an attendant in tow, he clears office files from there. Saying he had written to the Director General of Police Atul Kumar and Director General (Rules and Manuals) O.P. Dixit thrice since Jan 2, Thakur said he was left with no option but to proceed on long leave. 

"I have not even got a response from the higher ups and am sure there is political pressure," he added. 

Thakur has taken several issues to the court and even lodged complaints against the principal secretary to Chief Minister Mayawati, Fateh Bahadur Singh. 

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