Court orders FIR against Mulayam for threatening IPS officer

Court orders FIR against Mulayam for threatening IPS officer

Court orders FIR against Mulayam for threatening IPS officer

The Uttar Pradesh government found itself in a spot after a court here on Wednesday ordered the registration of FIR against Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly threatening suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur over telephone.

The court order was a indictment of the state government as it comes after the Lucknow police gave a clean chit to Mulayam in the matter.

Chief judicial magistrate Somprabha Mishra delivered the order on an application moved by Thakur after the police refused to register a case in this regard claiming that there was no prima facie evidence.

The court directed the Hazratganj police to register a case against the SP supremo and submit a progress report. The Lucknow police failed to file any enquiry report with the court during the hearing of Thakur’s application.

Thakur had approached the police for registration of a case against Mulayam after the latter allegedly threatened him over telephone in July this year. Thakur had also released an audio tape purportedly containing the conversation between him and Mulayam.
Thakur’s wife Nutan, a social activist, welcomed the order and said she hoped the police would conduct a “fair investigation” in the matter.

Two days after he released the audio tape, Thakur was suspended on charges of “indiscipline, violating service rules, dereliction of duty” and “adopting anti-government approach”.

A case of rape was also lodged against Thakur a few days after his suspension. The state Lokayukta, which probed a complaint of disproportionate assets case against him, has recommended to the state government to get the matter investigated by CBI.

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