When Mulayam Singh Yadav can scold CM, nothing wrong in his scolding IPS officer: UP CM Akhilesh

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who is Mulayam’s son, saw “nothing wrong” in his father “scolding” a senior IPS officer in the state.

IPS officer Amitabh Thakur
IPS officer Amitabh Thakur
“When Mulayam Singh Yadav can scold the chief minister, there is nothing wrong in his scolding an official,” Akhilesh said to pointed questions by newspersons in Farrukhabad.

Another senior UP minister Azam Khan demanded that the charges of rape levelled against Thakur be probed thoroughly.

“He has committed an immoral act and should not be spared,” Khan said in Jhansi.

UP Governor Ram Naik refused to comment on the controversy, terming it is a political issue.

“I will not comment on it…it is a political issue,” he said, adding, “Whatever has to be done, will be done.”

On July 11, an FIR was registered at Gomti Nagar police station in Lucknow against Thakur under sections 376 (rape), 504 (intentional insult) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC, on the basis of an earlier complaint by a Ghaziabad-based woman. The IPS officer’s wife has been named a co-accused in the FIR.

Terming the allegation of rape as “completely false”, Thakur said as per the complaint against him, his wife had helped in the alleged crime and it took place at his home.

“No wife will help her husband to rape a woman. Besides my children also live in my house which is very small. Let the CBI probe the allegation,” he said.

Thakur today approached the Union Home Ministry and sought a CBI probe into the above rape case filed against him after he lodged a complaint against the SP Chief for threatening him.

Thakur said he wanted to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh but since he was not in Delhi, he placed his demand before the senior Home Ministry official, who assured him that the matter will be looked into.

“If my demand is not met, I will approach the High Court and seek justice… This is nothing but political conspiracy and harassment against me,” he said.

Thakur said Mulayam threatened him after his wife Nutan filed a complaint before the UP Lokayukta against state Mines minister Gayatri Prajapati.

Asked whether he had applied for central deputation, Thakur replied in negative but said he had no objection to it if it is given.

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