Suspended IPS officer should be reinstated: Centre to HC, UP govt
The Centre has asked the Allahabad high court and the UP government that the continued suspension of IPS officer Amitabh Thakur is against rules and he should be reinstated.
The Home Ministry told the High Court through an affidavit that the UP government has not extended the suspension of the 1992-batch IPS officer even as its initial three-month period lapsed on October 11, 2015. The non-extension of suspension order within 90 days violates the All-India Services Rules and allows his or her reinstatement, a Home Ministry official said.
The Ministry’s submission before High Court follows a petition by Thakur against his continuous suspension. The UP government has also been told about the relevant provision of the All India Services Rules and the necessity of reinstating Thakur.
Thakur was suspended in July 2015 for alleged indiscipline and graft. The order had come after he had lodged a complaint against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly threatening him over phone. A vigilance probe was also ordered against Thakur and the vigilance department later lodged an FIR against him for allegedly holding assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.