UP IPS officer Amitabh Thakur alleges threat by SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav

SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav

Lucknow, July 11: IPS officer Amitabh Thakur has alleged that Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav had threatened him over the phone, asking him to ‘mend his ways’.

The IPS officer told a news agency: “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 further said: “I think it’s because my wife had complained to the Lokayukta against state Mining Minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati. Prajapati had tried to blame us for a false rape case and we collected evidence and filed an FIR against Parajapati and a few other people. This incident has happened after that.”

The IPS officer, however, said: “I am hurt and a little worried because of this incident. But I’ve decided I won’t leave the cadre or this place. Me and my wife don’t feel safe. We will reach out and seek security.”

Following the allegations levelled by an IPS officer against Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, the Congress party on Saturday said the governance in Uttar Pradesh is collapsing all around.

Congress party spokesperson Ajoy Kumar said: “The governance in Uttar Pradesh is collapsing all around. The Congress party demands that the Akhilesh Yadav government ensures not only security to all the government servants but an environment that ensures that they can do their job with honesty and integrity.”

Ajoy Kumar further said: “Based on the reports coming in from Uttar Pradesh, it appears that the Government has been continuously threatening the officers with the unjust request.”

(With Agency Inputs)

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