Lucknow: After weeks of dilly-dallying, police on Thursday said they have registered an FIR against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly threatening an IPS official.
Police, however, said the FIR was registered on September 24 but was not "declared".
The FIR was registered on charges of criminal intimidation under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code against the Samajwadi Party chief for threatening Indian Police Service officer Amitabh Thakur over telephone on July 10.
On September 14, Chief Judicial Magistrate Som Prabha Mishra had directed the registration of an FIR under appropriate sections.
On Wednesday, in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court, the Uttar Pradesh government had assured the bench of Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice S.N. Shukla that if the FIR has not been registered so far, it shall be registered forthwith.
Earlier, high drama was witnessed on Thursday in front of Hazratganj police station in the heart of the city when suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur staged a day-long sit-in demonstration in connection with the alleged threat to him by SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Thakur went to Hazratganj police station at 11 AM and sat there for the entire day for a copy of the FIR against the SP supremo, which, Thakur's RTI activist wife Nutan, claimed had been filed after the UP government assured the Allahabad High Court that it would forthwith comply with the order of a local CJM court to register an FIR.
Nutan said in a statement later that City SP Rajeev Mahrotra told her husband that a "secret report" has been sent to the court.
She said even after the FIR its copy was not given to Amitabh and was told that he will get its copy from the court.
Following this, Amitabh went to the DGP office and met acting DGP B P Singh to complain against it.