Former IPS Amitabh Thakur Writes To Government, Asks For Security Cover
Lucknow, August 25 (TNA) Former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Amitabh Thakur on Wednesday sought from the Uttar Pradesh government immediate security for himself. In a letters sent to the additional chief secretary (Home) Avaneesh Kumar Awasthi, the former cop, who recently announced to contest against chief minister Yogi Adityanath in the forthcoming assembly polls, has alleged that the security provided to him has suddenly been withdrawn.
In the communique, he has said that he was going to Gorakhpur on August 21, when a Gomtinagar police officer stopped him and gave it to him in writing that Lucknow Police has received information about a serious threat to his safety and therefore he cannot step out.
After this, his residence was guarded by the police citing his security, Thakur said while adding that he was not allowed to go anywhere. But on August 23, After this, the security paraphernalia simply disappeared, leaving him security less, he said. The former officer has also pointed out that this was a very serious situation
He said that he has been under threat from various influential and powerful people for a long time, due to which he was given continuous protection for many years, but this security was suddenly withdrawn in March 2021 after he went into a whistle blowing mode against some senior officers.
Thakur has further contended that after the announcement of contesting elections against Yogi Adityanath, the situation has become very difficult and the danger on him has increased a lot and it was for this reason that he wanted a security cover.