Court orders FIR against Mulayam for allegedly having threatened IG

Court orders FIR against Mulayam for allegedly having threatened IG

A local court on Wednesday ordered the police to file a FIR against Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly threatening an officer of the rank of Inspector General, and to probe the July 10th incident, which had triggered a massive row.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Som Prabha, while accepting Thakur's application under 156(3) of the Indian Penal Code, directed the Station House Officer of Hazratganj to file the FIR and probe the matter and also apprise the Court. Section 156(3) empowers a Magistrate to direct the police to file an FIR.

After going through facts provided by Thakur, the Court observed that it appeared to be a case under 506 IPC (punishment for criminal intimidation).

“According to report of SHO, Hazratganj, the application was moved for gaining publicity. However, he did not inform whether the FIR was registered in the matter or not,” it observed.

Thakur had stirred a political storm by releasing the text and audio of the purported phone conversation with Mulayam on the night of July 10th.

Thakur had approached the Court after Uttar Pradesh police had rejected his plea for an FIR against Mulayam, saying the allegations have not been substantiated.

Vijay Mal Singh Yadav, an inspector of Hazratganj police station, had said that the complaint presented by Thakur against Mulayam was inquired into and it was found that the allegations have not been substantiated and hence it was being rejected.

The letter was handed over to Thakur's wife Nutan at their residence on July 23rd.

The IG-rank officer had completely disagreed with the inquiry conducted by police into the purported phone call by Mulayam and said the letter did not mention any reason for the conclusion it had reached.

The UP government had suspended Thakur on July 13th, hours after he approached the Union Home Ministry seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the rape case slapped against him.

Thakur, who has ever since been locked in a tussle with the State Government, was served a 200 page charge sheet and a vigilance inquiry was initiated against him.