UP government blinks, reinstates suspended IPS official

Lucknow, May 11 (IANS) After weeks of dilly-dallying, the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday reinstated suspended IPS official Amitabh Thakur.

An order issued by principal secretary (Home) Debashish Pandey informed that Thakur was being reinstated with full salary with effect from October 11, 2015.

Thakur was suspended after he lodged an FIR against Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, claiming a telephonic threat by him.

The order on Wednesday states that the central government had quashed Thakur’s suspension through its March 31, 2016 order which was again reiterated by the Lucknow bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal on April 25, 2016.

The central government had again given the same directions to the Uttar Pradesh government through its order on April 26, 2016 and in compliance of all the above orders, he is being reinstated with effect from October 11, 2015 with full salary.

The order also says the order for his posting shall be issued separately.

Actually, the state government had extended Thakur’s suspension on December 11, 2015 after expiry of mandatory 90 days period after which the suspension could not be renewed, which was later quashed by the Government of India and CAT as being against the provisions of law.

Expressing happiness over the order, Thakur called it a victory of justice.

–IANS

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