In a blow to Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, a Lucknow court has ordered that an FIR be lodged against him for allegedly threatening suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur.
As per reports, Lucknow Chief Judicial Magistrate(CJM) Som Prabha Misra has ordered the UP police to register an FIR against the former UP CM.
The reports also state that the court has observed that suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur has prima facie proof showing Mulayam threatening the former bureaucrat.
Thakur, who has been assisting his wife and RTI activist Nutan Thakur in raising social issues, had released an audio tape purportedly containing the voice of the SP chief.
Thakur is an IG-rank officer.
According to Thakur's wife, the provocation behind the threat could have been the FIR lodged by her against state Mines minister Gayatri Prajapati.
"I felt I should take a stand. Therefore, I gave a complaint against SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav," Thakur, IG Civil Defence, told PTI.
"At around 4.45 pm, a phone came from Mulayam Singh's residence and he talked to me. He told me that whatever had happened in Jasrana, Firozabad, where I had been assaulted by one of his relative and an MLA in 2006, much harsher things will happen to me if I don't 'mend my ways'," Thakur said yesterday.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Lucknow, Rajesh Pandey said the matter will be probed to find out the genuineness of the audio tape released by Thakur.
Nutan, who is an RTI activist, claimed that when her husband went to Hazratganj police station to lodge an FIR, SHO Vijaymal Yadav refused him.
But, on the IPS officer's insistence, he received a copy of the complaint and said the matter will be inquired.