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Central Administrative Tribunal directs UP govt to reinstate IPS officer Amitabh Thakur: Report

The Lucknow bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) in an interim order, on Monday stayed suspension of IPS officer Amitabh Thakur, as per a media report.



Lucknow: The Lucknow bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) in an interim order, on Monday stayed suspension of IPS officer Amitabh Thakur, as per a media report.

As per a report in The Times of India, CAT has directed Uttar Pradesh (UP) government to reinstate him with full salary with effect from October 11, 2015.

The order was reportedly passed by the bench of Navneet Kumar and Jayati Chandra.

The report said that the bench said it could not find any provision in the rules which gave the state government power to give a 'post facto' extension to suspension, after 90 days period.

The Daily further said that, as per the CAT order, the central government had filed an affidavit before Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court.

The affidavit had stated that it had revoked the suspension.

The bench also said that an affidavit before High Court cannot be taken lightly.

At the same time , the CAT directed the Central and state governments to file their reply within two weeks.

May 12, 2016 has been fixed as the next date of hearing.

Amitabh had filed the petition in CAT on April 11, 2016.

He had challenged the extension of his suspension by UP government for 95 days on March 31, 2016. 

Amitabh was suspended by the state government on July 13, 2015.

He had been charged with corruption and indiscipline. 

The suspension was extended on October 10, 2015, for the period of 180 days and for the second time for 95 days on March 31, 2016. 

To be noted is the fact that on July 10, 2015, Amitabh had lodged a complaint with the police accusing Mulayam Singh Yadav of threatening him on phone.

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