UP Govt Holds IPS Amitabh Thakur Guilty On Property Returns

LUCKNOW || The Uttar Pradesh government has found senior IPS official Amitabh Thakur guilty in a departmental enquiry initiated on 13 July 2015, for non-submission of his Annual Property returns and for giving misconceived information in this regards.

In the contempt petition filed by Amitabh before Lucknow bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) regarding Departmental Enquiries pending against him for long, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Avanish Awasthi has said in his Affidavit that out of the 16 charges against Amitabh, one charge has been found proved where it has been found that he presented his Property returns for years 1992 to 2000 for the first time on 16 April 2001 and also gave misconceived information in this regards.

Hence he is guilty of misconduct by violating Rule 16 of All India Services Conduct Rules 1969 and notice is being issued to him under Rule 9(2) of the Discipline and Appeal Rules. Awasthi has also directed the other Enquiry officers to complete the pending Enquiries against Amitabh within 01 month. The next hearing of Contempt petition is on 13 November 2019.

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