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UP IPS officer Amitabh Thakur seeks protection from Home Ministry

Thakur said the Additional Secretary had assured him that the matter would be looked into.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: July 14, 2015 10:57 am
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Senior IPS officer Amitabh Thakur, who made public a purported audio recording of Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav threatening him over the phone, approached the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday and sought protection for his wife, Nutan Thakur, and himself.

He also urged the MHA to recommend a CBI probe into the “false’’ rape case filed against him after he lodged a complaint against Mulayam in Lucknow on July 10 for allegedly threatening him. Thakur said he would approach the Allahabad High Court if his demands were not met.

Thakur, an IG-rank officer, met Additional Secretary in the MHA, Anant Kumar Singh, at the latter’s office in North Block on Monday afternoon. Thakur was accompanied by his wife Nutan, a social activist. Thakur said he wanted to meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh but the latter was was in Goa. He said the Additional Secretary had assured him that the matter would be looked into.

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“Mulayam threatened me with dire consequences. So today I have met the Additional Secretary and sought central force security for us,” he told mediapersons after the meeting at North Block. “I want a CBI investigation into the rape charge against me,” he said.

A case against Thakur was filed on July 11 at Gomti Nagar police station in Lucknow under IPC sections of rape, intentional insult and criminal intimidation. Nutan has been named a co-accused in the case. The FIR was registered on the basis of an earlier complaint by a woman from Ghaziabad. “This is nothing but political conspiracy and harassment against me,” he said. “No wife will help her husband to rape a woman… Let the CBI probe the allegation,” he said. Thakur alleged that Mulayam had threatened him after Nutan filed a complaint before the UP Lokayukta against state Mines Minister Gayatri Prajapati.

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    baba thugdev
    Jul 14, 2015 at 11:33 am
    There must a way to protect these kinds of public servants from the harment by the politicians. Mr Modi did even worse to Sanjeev Bhatt when he was the CM of Gujarat. Lores of mayawati mistreating her IPSs are beyond the pale. There should a check to politicians excising their power arbitrarily and in most cases illegally.
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      Bharat
      Jul 14, 2015 at 8:20 am
      Police must be placed under independent board of administrative directors in each state and separate autonomous body is elected from bureaucratese only to head this body. Police need to be free from corrupt politicians who use them for all dirty works.
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        SridharDP
        Jul 14, 2015 at 8:47 pm
        Mr PM and Home Minster of India, Its duty and need of Central Govt to Protect any citizen of India who seek protection from Ruling State Govt Administration. HMO should take immediate steps to give Protection to Mr Amitabh Thakur from Central Forces. Also HMO need to Intervene for Fair investigation againest Mulayam Singh and Amitabh Thakur allegations it to be investigated from Independent agency or Headed by Honest Judges. General opinion on Allegations against Mr Amithab Thakur shows are Baseless only after His Complaint against Mulaym Singh,UP Govt Focused to Created FIR against IPS officer. CM Akilesh Yadhava misusing his Power, Blackmailing and Haring Strict IPS officer means what about common man position in UP. May State Law & Order is misusing by Mulayam Singh Yadhav Family. Need of Central Govt Intervention to take Reports from Intelligence if Required better to Remove Mr Akilesh Govt or to Implement President Rule.
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          Tripta Thakur
          Jul 14, 2015 at 8:26 pm
          Such a shame to the UP Government...Asli Gunda raj where even IPS officers are not safe..what about common men...This issue is equivelent to Durga Shakti Nagpal and once all we stood for her,she gets justice..so again we need to support Amitabh Thakur
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            Vini Kohli
            Jul 14, 2015 at 7:39 am
            That a Senior Police officer has to seek Govt Protection in his Line of Duty speaks Volumes abt the Real State of Affairs within India. We as a Nation want to be a Regional Power, a Seat on the Security Council. But Morally, Ethically we are Bankrupt. Most of Indian political leaders are Short Sighted lacking Vision for community, the Nation except for Self Serving needs, wants & sycophancy.
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