FIR lodged against Amitabh Thakur for rape charges

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Lucknow: Within 24 hours,  senior IPS officer Amitabh Thakur filed a police complaint against Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly threatening him, an FIR has been registered against him for an alleged rape by a Ghaziabad based woman. Thakur had alleged that Mulayam had told him to ‘mend his ways’ or face a repeat of an incident in 2006 when he was reportedly assaulted by a party MLA and his supporters.

Thakur said, “For six months no one heeded to the lady’s complaints and now after Mulayam Singh Yadav finds himself in the dock they have registered an FIR against me. I find myself fortunate that I could bring the facts into public. I fear for my personal security but that’s a different matter. I’ll move court for a CBI investigation.”

Posted as inspector general (IG) Civil Defence (Lucknow), the 1992-batch IPS officer Thakur, alleged that Mulayam called him on his cell phone from a landline at 4:43 PM.

“The caller said netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) wants to talk to me and handed over the phone to him,” Thakur said.

In the 2 minutes 10 seconds long conversation, as recorded and then shared by the IPS officer through email, the person on the other side of the call – purportedly Mulayam Singh Yadav – is heard issuing threats to the IPS officer that he should improve himself or face the same fate as Jasrana incident (town in Firozabad district in UP) where he was saved by him from being beaten up during a function.

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