Springing up a surprise for suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur, the Hazratganj police informed him on Thursday that an FIR has already been lodged against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on September 24.
However, even after lodging the FIR, the police did not inform Thakur about it till Thursday morning. He is yet to receive a copy of the FIR.
While talking to HT, Thakur claimed that the police had lodged the FIR secretly and its copy (crime number 562/15) was found missing from the police records. He said that he came to know about these facts from the court of the chief judicial magistrate (CJM) where the Hazratganj police filed their reply on Thursday for the compliance of court order.
The report was lodged under Section 506 of the IPC for threat to cause death or grievous hurt.
He said the he would demand a copy of the FIR from director general of police (DGP) Jag Mohan Yadav and seek information about the action taken by the police in this connection.
Thakur gave a written application to ADG Bhavesh Kumar Singh on Thursday evening as the DGP was not present in his office.
Earlier on Thursday morning, Thakur reached the Hazratganj police station and a staged a dharna demanding that an FIR should be lodged against Mulayam Singh Yadav. After six hours of protest, he was informed that the report had already been lodged.
Sources said that the report was lodged after Thakur filed an application in a city court on September 21 after the police did not comply with the order of the CJM court. The court had directed the city police on September 14 to lodge an FIR against the SP chief for allegedly threatening Thakur over the phone on July 10. The court ordered the police to present their report on October 1.
In a telephonic conversation, Yadav had purportedly threatened Thakur after his activist wife Nutan Thakur filed an application against mining minister Gayatri Prajapati for his alleged involvement in corruption.
The IPS officer had stirred a political storm by releasing the text and audio of the purported phone conversation with Yadav on July 10. While he submitted a complaint against Yadav at Hazratganj police station on July 11, police said the allegations were not substantiated during the inquiry and hence the application had been rejected.
Thereafter, Thakur moved the court for the registration of FIR.
The court accepted Thakur’s application under Section 156(3) of the Criminal Procedure Code and directed Hazratganj station house officer Vijay Mal Yadav to lodge an FIR under relevant sections and probe the matter. The court observed that after going through the facts provided by Thakur, it appeared to be a case under Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code (punishment for criminal intimidation).
Incidentally, an FIR was lodged against Thakur in which a Ghaziabad-based Dalit woman accused him of rape. He was also placed under suspension and a vigilance inquiry was initiated against him regarding his alleged disproportionate assets.