IPS officer given premature retirement to fight 2024 LS polls from UP's Ballia
Thakur's announcement comes a day after he confirmed floating a political party 'Adhikar Sena'.
Ballia is known as ''Baghi Ballia'' (revolutionary Ballia) because of its immense contribution in the freedom struggle, particularly in the Quit India Movement of 1942, when it declared Independence under Chittu Pandey, he said in the statement.
The former IPS officer said he will fight for a better society with ''full energy and dedication''.
The Union home ministry had on March 23 last year given him compulsory retirement from service in ''public interest''.
The ministry in an order had said Thakur was not ''found fit to be retained for the remaining tenure of a service''. He would otherwise have completed his service in 2028.
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