Court rejects bail request of ex-police officer in rape victim suicide case

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Amitabh Thakur took his mandatory retirement earlier this year.

Lucknow:

A local court on Thursday rejected the bail application of former Indian police officer Amitabh Thakur who was sent to jail for allegedly protecting BSP MP Atul Rai in a rape case, forcing the victim to commit suicide.

Passing the order, the judge of the additional sessions PM Tripathi observed: “The allegations against the accused are serious and the investigation is still ongoing and, therefore, in such circumstances, he is not entitled to a hearing. bail at this point. “

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The case in this regard was registered with the police in Hazratganj on August 27 under the Indian Penal Code.

It was alleged that the rape victim filed a complaint with the Lanka Police Station in Varanasi against Atul Rai.

Later, several cases were filed against the victim in retaliation.

Harassed, the victim sent a request to the Varanasi Police Chief Superintendent on November 20, 2020, alleging that Amitabh Thakur was creating false evidence in the case in order to save Atul Rai.

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The victim made her statement against Atul Rai and Amitabh Thakur live on Facebook and subsequently she and her witness died by suicide.

The Facebook live was treated as the victim’s declaration of death and Amitabh Thakur allegedly conspired with the BSP MP, forcing the victim to commit suicide.

Following a decision taken by the Union’s Interior Ministry, Amitabh Thakur was automatically retired on March 23 of this year in “the public interest”.

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He was “not considered fit to be retained for the rest of his duties,” said an order from the Union’s Ministry of the Interior. Amitabh Thakur would have ended his service in 2028.

“In the public interest, Amitabh Thakur is prematurely retired before the end of his service with immediate effect,” the order said.

In 2017, Thakur asked the Center to change its framework status.

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