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SC Self-Immolation: Lucknow Court Sends Ex-IPS Amitabh Thakur To Judicial Custody Till Sep 9 For Allegedly Abetting Woman's Suicide

Sparsh Upadhyay
28 Aug 2021 3:58 AM GMT
SC Self-Immolation: Lucknow Court Sends Ex-IPS Amitabh Thakur To Judicial Custody Till Sep 9 For Allegedly Abetting Womans Suicide
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Hours after ex-IPS Officer Amitabh Thakur was arrested on the charges of abetting the suicide of a woman and her friend who recently set themselves on fire outside the Supreme Court and succumbed to burn injuries days later, a Lucknow Court sent him to Judicial Custody till September 9. The 24-year-old woman, who was allegedly raped by Bahujan Samaj Party MP Atul Rai in 2019, succumbed...

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Hours after ex-IPS Officer Amitabh Thakur was arrested on the charges of abetting the suicide of a woman and her friend who recently set themselves on fire outside the Supreme Court and succumbed to burn injuries days later, a Lucknow Court sent him to Judicial Custody till September 9.

The 24-year-old woman, who was allegedly raped by Bahujan Samaj Party MP Atul Rai in 2019, succumbed to burn injuries on August 24. Her male friend, a 27-year-old Delhi University graduate, had died during treatment last week.

The woman had alleged that Thakur had helped the MP Rai in harassing and threatening her to withdraw her case or weaken it.

Subsequent to this incident, the Uttar Pradesh government had formed a two-member probe panel to look into the allegations made by the woman. This panel was led by DGP (Police Recruitment and Promotion Board) Raj Kumar Vishwakarma and comprising Additional D-G (Women Power Line) Neera Rawat.

Conducting an inquiry into the matter, the panel, on Friday, submitted its report to the state government and based on the same, the Lucknow police lodged an FIR against Thakur and Rai and subsequently arrested Thakur on charges of Abetting the woman's suicide. Rai is already lodged in Naini Jail, Prayagraj.

The FIR against Thakur also contains charges under Sections 167 (public servant framing an incorrect document with intent to cause injury), 195-A (threatening any person to false evidence), 218 (public servant framing incorrect record, etc), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC.

The Director-General of Police Mukul Goel in a statement on Friday said, ''In connection with the self-immolation attempt by the victim and her aide before the Supreme Court on August 16, the government had constituted an inquiry committee which in its interim investigation report, found BSP MP from Ghosi, Atul Rai and Amitabh Thakur prima facie guilty of abetting the victim and her associate witness to commit suicide and of other charges and also recommended registering a case against them.'' 

Read the statement of the DGP Here: 



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