UP government suspends IPS officer Amitabh Thakur for ‘indiscipine’

Says guilty of ‘indiscipline’, ‘anti-government point of view’, ‘violating High Court directions’.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: July 14, 2015 7:44:50 am
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Days after he accused Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav of “threatening” him, the Uttar Pradesh government on Monday suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur for “indiscipline”.

A late night statement from Home department said Thakur, who was IG, Civil Defence, had been suspended with immediate effect after being found prima facie guilty of “indiscipline”, “anti-government point of view”, “violating the High Court directions”, “indifference towards duties and responsibilities of his post” and “violation of rules”.

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The spokesperson said Thakur would remain attached to the DGP office during his suspension, and would not leave the headquarters without the DGP’s permission.
Thakur had on Friday made public a purported audio recording in which Mulayam had threatened him. He had also submitted a complaint to the police for lodging an FIR against Mulayam.

On Saturday night, an FIR was filed against Thakur for “rape”, on the basis of a complaint filed by a Ghaziabad-based woman a few months ago.

“The High Court had directed that no public servant shall file this sort of PIL without the government’s permission unless his personal interests are involved in the matter,” said the home department spokesperson. The spokesperson said Thakur violated these directions and filed several petitions in violation of rules.

The spokesperson said Thakur “inquired” into several matters of various government departments “without any right and the permission of competent officer”, and indulged in making statements in media against “the policies of the government and its officers without any appropriate reason or basis”.

“This attitude is increasing indiscipline in police department and the image of government and police has been maligned in public,” the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson alleged that Thakur was taking part in meetings of various organisations in violation of rules and without permission, misusing government resources, getting government officials’ work disrupted by inciting or misleading people.

The spokesperson said the government took cognizance of the fact that he “publicly made a derogatory and objectionable comment against Mahatma Gandhi, sat on a dharna outside DGP headquarters, submitted annual property details required under All India Services (Conduct) Rules in a faulty and irregular way, wrongly used his government capacity and government resources for getting information from government departments and then filed PILs through his wife or by himself.”

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