Lucknow Police has rejected suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur’s complaint regarding lodging of an FIR against Samajwadi party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly threatening him on phone with dire consequences, saying the allegations have not been substantiated.
In a letter — dated July 17 — to Thakur, Hazratganj police station SHO Vijaymal Yadav said the IPS officer’s application was probed and the inquiry does not confirm the allegations. Thakur’s application has been disposed accordingly, he added. The letter was handed over to Thakur’s wife and social activist Nutan Thakur at their residence on Thursday evening.
While Nutan made the letter public on Friday, Thakur said he will now move the chief judicial magistrate court for justice. He added that the letter did not mention any reasons how it came to the conclusion. “It seems to have been drawn superficially, quite visibly under pressure,” he said.
SHO Yadav confirmed that the letter has been sent to Thakur.
Thakur had lodged a complaint with Hazratganj police station on July 11, claiming that he received a call from Mulayam on his cellphone on July 10 afternoon while he was sitting in his office. He alleged that Mulayam had threatened and later also released an audio clip containing the purported conversation.
After no FIR was registered by the Hazratganj police on July 11, Thakur sent an application to Lucknow SSP on July 22. In his application to the SSP, Thakur had said Mulayam’s statements were “definitely criminal intimidation”, which is a cognizable offence and hence, he had sought FIR.
The state government suspended Thakur on July 13, hours after he approached the Union Home Ministry seeking a CBI probe into the rape case slapped against him. At that time, Thakur was posted as IG (Civil Defence). He was served a 200-page chargesheet and a vigilance inquiry was initiated against him.