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UP 100 gets call of IPS officer’s kidnapping, find him safe at his home later!

A phone call regarding alleged kidnapping of a 2010 batch IPS officer Himanshu Kumar received by police emergency response centre ‘UP100’ triggered panic among the cops in Lucknow.

lucknow Updated: Feb 05, 2018 13:43 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UP 100,Uttar Pradesh,IPS officer

A phone call regarding alleged kidnapping of a 2010 batch IPS officer Himanshu Kumar received by police emergency response centre ‘UP100’ triggered panic among cops in Lucknow on Sunday evening.

The information later turned out to be false after the cops found IPS officer safe at his Ashiana residence nursing his fractured leg.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP), Lucknow, Deepak Kumar said the information of the IPS officer’s kidnapping is totally false and he is safe at home.

The SSP said the information of his suspected kidnapping was given to the police response centre by some of his family member after an unidentified caller informed his family in Bihar about his mysterious disappearance. He said the family got suspicious after failing to contact him on his mobile phone that was allegedly lost somewhere during an outing on Sunday morning.

The SSP said he himself had interacted with the IPS officer over phone and a police team was also sent to his place. He said the IPS officer is resting at his house after he had fractured his leg during a raid in Banda around a week ago. The raid was conducted on the directions of DGP OP Singh to check extortion from sand laden trucks by some local goons.

The IPS officer is presently kept in waiting after his suspension was revoked two months ago. It is alleged that his name had cropped up in a controversy in March last year after his tweets triggered caste controversy in state police department. He made a series of tweets alleging that seniors in the department were targeting subordinates with Yadav surname. The tweets triggered controversy as the state’s Yadav community is typecast as supporters of the Samajwadi Party (SP). He was also placed under suspension on March 25, 2017 following his tweets and was reinstated only two months ago.

He made objectionable tweets on March 22, 2017 and had deleted the posts later in the day, but kept re-tweeting comments posted in his support. He later clarified that his comments were misinterpreted.

His name also surfaced in the controversy for filing a case against his estranged wife, Priya Singh, in Noida in July 2016. He alleged that she had hacked into his email accounts to obtain bank statements and personal details. His wife had also lodged a case of dowry harassment and domestic violence against him and his family members in Bihar.

First Published: Feb 05, 2018 13:43 IST