IPS officer Amitabh Thakur, who complained against Mulayam, likely to be booked in DA case
Lucknow: Suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur, who had lodged a complaint against SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly threatening him, the Uttar Pradesh government is likely to book him for possessing disproportionate assets (DA) to his known sources of income.The government has asked the department of stamp and registration to track all the immovable properties of Thakur and his relatives in the districts where he was posted.
Additional director general of the department Sangeeta Singh has written a letter to the additional inspectors general of the department in Lucknow, Barabanki, Ballia, Deoria, Gonda and Basti to track the properties including flats and land of Thakur or his relatives, and report back by July 20.
On Monday, Thakur was suspended for violating the service rules by working as a civil rights activist. He has also been accused of taking study leave but not completing the studies.
The state government acted against Thakur soon after he tried to register a case against ruling Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Thakur had released an audio tape last Friday alleging that Mulayam had threatened him.
But while his FIR against Mulayam was not registered, the police acted on an allegation of rape against the IPS officer and booked him the same day. He was suspended three days later.
Thakur has been camping in Delhi to press for a CBI probe into the entire case. Reacting to what he dubbed as “witch hunting” by the state government, Thakur said: “It is good that the state government wants to find out my assets to trap me.”