Police fail to give report on Amitabh Thakur’s complaint

Friday, 14 August,Lucknow: Local police on Friday failed to present its report before Chief Judicial Magistrate Lucknow on the complaint filed by suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur to register an FIR against Mulayam Singh Yadav for threatening him over phone with dire consequences.

CJM Som Prabha Misra took the non-submission of the report by the Hazratganj police seriously, both on August 4 and today, and sternly asked the police to submit it soon. The court also fixed August 24 as the next date of hearing, Thakur’s RTI activist wife Nutan Thakur said.

Earlier, Thakur had presented the complaint to Inspector Hazratganj Vijaymal Singh Yadav on July 11 and to SSP Lucknow Rajesh Pandey on July 23, but the Hazratganj police failed to register the FIR against SP chief for threatening him over phone on July 10. Inspector Hazratganj had intimated Thakur through a letter dated July 17 that his complaint has been enquired into and has been found ‘to be not true.’

Calling this enquiry against the provisions of law, Thakur moved the complaint on July 31 under section 156(3) CrPC before the CJM for registration of FIR, on which the CJM had sought report from the police station. The state government had 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 charge sheet and a vigilance inquiry was also initiated against him.