Lucknow: In music to ruling Samajwadi Party's ears, a Congress member in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Thursday charged suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur with raising finger at the state legislature and violating service rules.
Raising the issue, Anugrah Narain Singh said the officer and his family members have been continuously filing PILs since the past several years against the government.
"This official not only extended financial help to the accused in the murder of an advocate in Allahabad on March 17, 2015 but also made an appeal to others to do the same through social media," Singh said, adding that Thakur also launched a campaign giving statements in newspapers and media against the government.
His behaviour is violative of certain sections of the All India Service Conduct Rules, 1968 and also comes under the ambit of Police Incitements to Dissatisfaction Act, 1992, the Congress member said.
"He (Thakur) has filed around 20 PILs in the recent past in which he has personally appeared in the court without permission from the authorities," he said, adding, Allahabad High Court has also taken a stern view of this in its judgement in one of the cases on April 4, 2014.
"Despite the clear orders of the High Court, neither the state government nor the central government took any action because of which administrative anarchy reached to the level when phone calls of senior leaders were taped in violation of the Indian Telegraph Act," he said in an apparent reference to taping of the phone call of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.
The state government had suspended Thakur on July 13, hours after he approached the Union Home Ministry seeking a CBI probe into the rape case slapped against him.
At that time, Thakur was posted as IG (Civil Defence).
He was served a 200-page charge sheet and a vigilance inquiry was also initiated against him.