A former senior Uttar Pradesh police officer was right now arrested in a dramatic trend in Lucknow in an abetment-to-suicide case shortly after he proposed the identify of his proposed political occasion that, he mentioned, will contest the 2022 state meeting polls. Forcibly retired by the Union Dwelling Ministry in March this yr for “non-performance”, IPS officer Amitabh Thakur was shoved right into a division jeep at his residence within the state capital at the same time as he protested and resisted being taken away — all in full public view.
The UP police mentioned in an announcement that proof discovered throughout a preliminary probe had implicated Mr Thakur. The police motion was captured in a video recording that sparked a lot outrage. “I cannot go until you present me an FIR,” Mr Thakur is heard saying within the video.
भूतपूर्व पुलिस के विरुद्ध भाजपा सरकार की पुलिस का अभूतपूर्व कार्य!
भाजपाई राजनीति लोगों के बीच दरार पैदा करके ही जिंदा है. अब भाजपा सरकार के दबाव के कारण पुलिस ही पुलिस के ख़िलाफ़ काम करने पर मजबूर है. एक सेनानिवृत आईपीएस के साथ ऐसा व्यवहार अक्षम्य है. #नहीं_चाहिए_भाजपा
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) August 27, 2021
Mr Thakur was earlier suspended from service in July 2015 beneath the Samajwadi Occasion’s Akhilesh Yadav authorities. Days earlier than that, he had accused former Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav of threatening him.
His suspension was, nevertheless, stayed in April 2016 and he was reinstated.
Extra not too long ago, the previous officer was amongst many prime police officers and politicians named by a 24-year-old lady Supreme Court docket’s gates on August 16.in a Delhi hospital after trying suicide, alongside along with her male pal, on the
In 2019, she had filed a police case in opposition to BSP parliamentarian from UP Atul Rai, accusing him of raping her. In a Fb Reside video she and her male pal made earlier than setting themselves ablaze, she additionally named officers, together with Mr Thakur, who allegedly colluded with the Ghosi MP’s household to harass her with a police case.
In March this yr, the Union Dwelling Ministry ordered Mr Thakur’s untimely retirement saying he was “not discovered match to be retained for the remaining tenure of his service”. An officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, he would have retired in 2028.
Following this, his spouse, RTI activist Nutan Thakur, had mentioned earlier this month that he could be contesting in opposition to Mr Adityanath within the upcoming state elections. The previous officer himself had declared this on social media.
“Adityanath took many undemocratic, improper, suppressive, harassing and discriminatory steps throughout his tenure as Chief Minister. Therefore, Amitabh shall be contesting the election in opposition to Adityanath from wherever he contests,” Ms Thakur had mentioned, in response to a PTI report.
Right now, a bit earlier than his arrest, he proposed the identify — Adhikar Sena — of his new outfit, PTI reported.