Senior IPS officer Amitabh Thakur, who had recently filed a complaint against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly threatening him with dire consequences, has received a prompt "return gift" in the form of a rape case.
An FIR was filed against Thakur in Lucknow's Gomti Nagar police station late on the night of 11 July. He has been accused of raping a woman from Ghaziabad, while his wife Nutan Thakur has been accused of being a part of the conspiracy.
The complainant told the police that she and her husband had gone to meet Thakur at his Gomtinagar residence on 31 December, 2014, regarding a job. She alleged that the officer's wife took her to a room for an interview where the Thakur raped her, The Hindu reports.
The Ghaziabad couple had gone to Gomtinagar police station to register a complaint against Amitabh on the same day.
Before filing the FIR, the couple had gone to the DG Police headquarter claiming that the Gomtinagar police station refused to register the FIR based on 31 December complaint.
Rape allegation false, says Thakur
Thakur said the rape allegation against him was a "concocted story" and the FIR was a return gift from Yadav. He said he will move high court for justice as he sought a CBI inquiry into the matter.
"I consider it a return gift from Mulayam Singh Yadav against whom I dared to make his threat public and not only that I also went to get an FIR registered against him. So, whatever case has been registered has definitely been registered after this incident, which clearly shows what are the sequence of events," Thakur told ANI.
"At the same time, we do welcome this FIR and I am sure that justice will be done. But not by the Uttar Pradesh Police, we will have to move the high court for a CBI inquiry in this particular matter," he said.
Thakur's wife, who also happens to be an RTI activist, said the couple did not trust the Uttar Pradesh Police as it came under the state government.
"We do not have faith in the Uttar Pradesh Police. And in the coming days, I think more allegations will be levelled against us.The government, police and the administration is of Mulayam Singhji," she said.
Complaint against Yadav
The IG-rank officer had released an audio tape on Friday which was said to be his telephonic conversation with the SP chief, who is also the father of UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The IPS officer accused the senior Yadav of threatening him with dire consequences if he failed to "mend his ways" in connection with an incident dating back to 2006.
Thakur alleged that one of Yadav's relatives had assaulted him when he was in Firozabad nine years ago.
"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'," PTI quoted Thakur as saying.
"I felt I should take a stand. Therefore, I gave a complaint against SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav," Thakur, IG Civil Defence, told PTI.
Party denies officer's charges
SP leader CP Rai said the allegations against the party chief were false.
"I have not heard the audio but such an allegation appears to be doctored. He (Mulayam) is such a senior leader. I know him for past 30 years... He can never threaten anyone," Rai said.