Probe against Thachankary to be completed by February 13

Published: 27th December 2012 08:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th December 2012 08:51 AM   |  A+A-

The state government has informed the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) that the vigilance inquiry against IG Tomin J Thachankary will be completed before February 13, 2013.

The state government submitted that two disciplinary cases are pending against IG Tomin J Thachankary. While one case is on the basis of the National Investigating Agency(NIA) inquiry on his unauthorised foreign visit, the other is a vigilance case for amassing wealth disproportionate to the known sources of income.

“The government has taken time-bound action to complete the inquiry against Thachankary, and directed the probing team to complete the inquiry before February 13, 2013,” the state said.

An officer in the grade of the Inspector-General of police, who is simultaneously facing disciplinary action and Vigilance cases, can be said to have a controversial career record, the state clarified. It said that it had initiated disciplinary action regarding his Singapore journey, and later dropped it with a warning to avoid the recurrence of such action in future. However, the petitioner violated the directions again.

The reply was filed by the Under Secretary, General Administration (Special A and C) Department, P Usha Rani, through government pleader M Rajeev. The petition filed by Thachankary had sought a directive to promote him as ADGP. The state submitted that the screening committee, which considered the request for promotion, found that he was having Vigilance and criminal cases and disciplinary proceedings initiated against him.

It also said that though the Centre has granted sanction to prosecute the petitioner, the filing of the chargesheet against him will be delayed. “Certain discrepancies were subsequently noted with regard to the assessment of disproportionate assets by the present investigating officer and the sanctioning authority,” the state said.

It further pointed out that the Central Government has not given permission to Thachankary to attend a post-graduate programme in Public Policy and Management at MDI, Gurgaon, and it also denied cadre clearance for attending a training programme. The Centre observed that Thachankary was not cleared from Vigilance cases in view of the prosecution sanction issued against him, it said.

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