A Lucknow court on Wednesday directed police to file an FIR against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav under appropriate sections.
Chief Judicial Magistrate, Som Prabha Mishra, accepted the application of the Indian Police Service officer, Amitabh Thakur, who had accused the Samajwadi Party chief of threatening him over phone on 10 July, and directed the inspector of the Hazratganj police station to register an FIR.
The judge also directed that the matter be investigated and a report be presented before the court.
Before the court’s direction, Thakur’s counsel Akhilesh Kumar Awasthi presented copies of the FIR and charge sheet regarding the Jasrana case where then legislator Ramveer Singh “criminally assaulted” Thakur, who was then police superintendent of Firozabad.
The IPS official, now under suspension and facing many probes ever since he filed the complaint against Mulayam Yadav, had approached Hazratganj police station inspector Vijaymal Singh Yadav on July 11 and Lucknow Senior Superintendent of Police Rajesh Pandey on July 23 when Hazratganj police allegedly failed to register an FIR.
The Hazratganj inspector, however, intimated Thakur through a letter dated July 17 that his complaint was inquired into and found to be not true.
Calling this inquiry against law, Thakur filed a complaint before the CJM on July 31.
The court sought details on the matter from police twice but they did not give their version on the matter.
In July, an audio tape of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav allegedly threatening Thakur had emerged. In this tape, posted on YouTube, the voice claiming to be Yadav was heard threatening the IAS officer Amitabh Thakur of dire consequences if he didn’t ‘mend his ways.