Senior IPS officer Amitabh Thakur has written to the Home Ministry seeking change of cadre from Uttar Pradesh to any other state, alleging that the UP government officials were treating him as a “sworn enemy”. This is the second time the 1992-batch officer has written to the Centre in this regard. He had on June 16 sent an application to the Ministry for change of cadre citing threat to his life.
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The IPS officer in a fresh letter to the Centre said the situation was “deteriorating” every day and the Uttar Pradesh government officials were treating him as a “sworn enemy”.
He expressed his inability to continue working in the prevailing conditions and demanded that he be shifted out of the state.
Thakur was suspended on July 13, 2015, days after he had accused Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav of threatening him. He had made public an audio recording in which the SP chief had allegedly threatened him.
Thereafter, the state government had initiated a vigilance inquiry against him. However, the Lucknow bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal in April stayed the suspension of Thakur and ordered his reinstatement with full salary with effect from October 11, 2015.