Lucknow: In fresh trouble for suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur, Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta NK Mehrotra has registered a case against him on complaint of an RTI activist of allegedly possessing assets disproportionate to known sources of income.
"The allegations in the complaint is of serious nature. A case has been filed in the matter and reply has been sought from Thakur by August 6. The charges will be thoroughly probed," Lokayukta NK Mehrotra told PTI today.
On July 21, RTI activist Sanjay Sharma has submitted 60-70 page complaint alleging that Thakur misused his position as IG and both he and his wife possessed properties disproportionate to their known sources of income.
Sharma had given the complaint on three points and requested for probe into the sources of income through which the couple bought massive properties.
"Prima facie, it appears that both the husband and wife possess some 57,000 sqft of residential land which cannot be bought over by an honest public servant and so I have demanded that the sources of the income through which it has been acquired should also be probed," Sharma said in his complaint.
"Their immovable properties should also be investigated," he said, adding he has also demanded a probe to see if any racket was going on through their NGOs.
Sharma, who has accused Thakur of misusing his office and position, said his complaints are based on the replies that he got to his RTI queries and also contain some points of those queries that remained unanswered.