New Delhi: Former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Amitabh Thakur has challenged his compulsory retirement order in the Lucknow bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), a petition filed in this regard accessed by PSU Watch on Tuesday showed. He was given compulsory retirement by the UP Government March 23 in consequence to the Central government's decision. Thakur was a 1992 batch Uttar Pradesh (UP) IPS officer and is a social activist based in Lucknow.
Thakur said in his petition that the Central government and the UP government orders are completely incorrect. He has contended that he has been illegally forced to remain out of service, "for no rhyme or reason, merely because of malafide, prejudice and extraneous considerations." In a statement issued on Tuesday, Thakur said that the order has been passed because of personal and systemic bias against him and has adversely affected his entire family.
Thakur said that the UP government arbitrarily and randomly selected his name for compulsory retirement, without any material grounds before it, which was approved by the Central government. This is the reason they refused to provide him with the relevant records related to the orders, said Thakur.
He added that the refusal to provide documents make it apparent that the order is incorrect and the concerned governments want to hide its facts. Hence, he has prayed for quashing of the order and providing him all service-related benefits for the given period.