Amitabh Thakur, a senior police officer from Uttar Pradesh, has asked the Centre for security, alleging that he is being intimidated by Samjawadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav because his wife filed a corruption case against a minister from his party, which rules UP.
Mr Thakur, an Indian Police Service or IPS officer posted in Lucknow, has also demanded “that everything since the day my wife Nutan Thakur filed a case against UP minister Gayatri Prajapati should be probed by the CBI.”
Hours after Mr Thakur alleged on Saturday that Mulayam Singh had threatened him in a phone call, a rape case was registered against him by the police on a complaint filed by a Ghaziabad-based woman six months ago. Mr Thakur said the timing of the first information report or FIR registered against him shows it is a case of “political vendetta.”
Mulayam Singh is neither a constitutional head nor into administration, said Thakur, adding that he seeks an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the case.
Thakur’s social activist wife, Nutan Thakur, said that they are petitioning the ministry to provide them security by central forces as they had lost faith in the state police.
The IPS officer had on Saturday filed a police complaint saying Mulayam Singh Yadav threatened him over telephone to mend his ways or face dire consequences.
Hours later, an FIR was registered against Thakur accusing him of rape.
Thakur told police at the Hazratganj station that he received a call from Mulayam Singh on Friday evening.
Thakur’s wife in an e-mail to media persons attached a voice recording where a man — alleged to be Mulayam Singh — asks Thakur not to be a ‘loose cannon’ and say anything about anybody.
“I have sympathies with you… have met your parents in Patna where they asked me to take care of you… don’t do this,” the man tells Thakur.
The Indian Police Service (IPS) officer alleged that it was Yadav’s landline number from his house at Vikramaditya Marg of Lucknow.
The official’s wife, who is a social activist, said he came under fire because she had filed a police complaint against state Mining Minister Gayatri Prajapati that allegedly incensed the former chief minister.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has downplayed the audio tape controversy involving his father and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and a senior IPS officer Amitabh Thakur. Breaking his silence on the ongoing tussle between Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amitabh Thakur, Akhilesh on Monday said, “Mulayam Singh Yadav was only trying to make Amitabh Thakur understand the things.”
Akhilesh added that Mulayam was only giving an advise to the IPS officer and nothing else even as the police officer claimed that the Samajwadi Party supremo threatened him.