IPS officer Amitabh Thakur seeks cadre change, writes to Centre

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lucknow
  • Updated: Jun 16, 2016 20:10 IST
In this file photo, IPS officer Amitabh Thakur can be seent at the home ministry in New Delhi. (Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

IPS officer Amitabh Thakur has demanded that his cadre be changed from Uttar Pradesh to any other state.

Thakur on Thursday wrote a letter to the Union home ministry, citing threat to his life and wife Nutan Thakur.

However, Thakur has not mentioned any particular state where he wants to be transferred.

In his letter, Thakur has cited threat to life as the reason for inter-state cadre change under Rule 5(2) of the IPS Cadre Rules.

Thakur was suspended on July 13, 2015, days after he had accused Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav of threatening him.

Thakur had made public an audio recording in which the SP chief had allegedly threatened him.

Thereafter, the state government had initiated a vigilance inquiry against Thakur.

However, the Lucknow bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal in April this year stayed the suspension of Thakur and ordered his reinstatement with full salary with effect from October 11, 2015.

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