Morning briefing: Akhilesh government suspends IPS Amitabh Thakur

GN Bureau | July 14, 2015



The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur for “indiscipline” days after the cop accused Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav of “threatening” him. An official statement said Thakur, who was IG, civil defence, had been suspended with immediate effect after being found prima facie guilty of “indiscipline”, “anti-government point of view”, “violating the High Court directions”, “indifference towards duties and responsibilities of his post” and “violation of rules”. The suspension came hours after Thakur went to the centre seeking protection for him and his wife, Nutan Thakur, who has filed a case of corruption against a state minister.


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