Lucknow, Feb 5: The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate has rejected the final report of police that gave a clean chit to former Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav in the IPS officer Amitav Thakur threat case.
Rejecting the clean chit on Monday, CJM of Lucknow Anand Prakash Singh said Mr Thakur stands by his statements and has presented evidence in support of his allegations. Mr Singh fixed February 12 as the next date of hearing to record the statement of Mr Thakur.
On July 10, 2015, Mr Thakur had lodged a case against Mr Yadav, accusing him of threatening him on phone with dire consequences in connection with a graft case launched by his wife Nutan Thakur against Gayatri Prasad Prajapati, the then mining minister in the SP regime.
The FIR was lodged on the directions of the court and Mr Thakur also produced of voice clipping as evidence.
However, in the report in October 2015, police gave a clean chit to Mr Yadav which was rejected by court with directive to prove the case by matching the audio clip with Mr Yadav's voice.
However, in its final report on October 12, 2018, police gave a clean chit to Mr Yadav. In the report, Deputy SP Anil Yadav said he visited the SP leader on July 26, 2018 for the voice sample.
The Deputy SP said Mr Yadav admitted it was his voice in the audio clip and had advised Thakur like an elder brother with no intention of threat.
DSP Anil Yadav gave clean chit to Mr Yadav in the final report and recommended action against Thakur for 'distorting facts to earn cheap publicity'. (UNI)