Amitabh Thakur moves against Vigilance raid at his residence

Suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur moved a complaint in a court alleging gross irregularities in Vigilance establishment's search carried out at his residence.

PTI| Updated: Oct 14, 2015, 19:41 PM IST

Lucknow: Suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur Wednesday moved a complaint in a local court alleging gross irregularities in the Vigilance establishment's search carried out at his residence in Gomti Nagar area here yesterday.

Special Judge Anand Prakash sought from investigating officer Daddan Chaube to file a written reply on the complaint by October 16, Thakur said.

In his complaint, Thakur alleged while the Vigilance officers falsely framed him in the disproportionate assets case after SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's complaint, yesterday's search was conducted after his complaint against Vigilance Director Bhanu Pratap Singh.

He charged the raid was conducted in "a most arbitrary manner" where despite requests by him and social activist wife Nutan Thakur, their house was searched half-heartedly and his wife's locker was not searched despite having taken a search warrant from the court.

The most serious thing was that the Vigilance team did not even provide him a copy of the search list which is legally mandatory, he alleged.

Thakur prayed for providing him the original search list. He also prayed for the case to be investigated under the direct monitoring of the court.

Thakur has last week given a complaint at Vibhuti Khand police station, seeking registration of FIR against the Vigilance Director and others for alleged misrepresentation of facts in their inquiry report against him.

The Vigilance Department had lodged an FIR against Thakur last month charging him with possessing assets disproportionate to known sources of his income.

He was suspended in July after he lodged a police complaint against Mulayam, accusing him of threatening him over phone and attached to the Director General of Police (Headquarters).