Vigilance clean chit to Kerala police chief Senkumar in six cases

The Vigilance informed the court it could not find any preliminary evidence against him even after a detailed probe

Published: 04th June 2017 03:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th June 2017 03:05 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a huge respite to state police chief T P Senkumar amid the stand-off between him and the government, the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau has given a clean chit in six complaints registered against him. 

The clean chit was given in a report submitted by the VACB before the Special Vigilance Court here on Saturday. In the report, the Vigilance said all the complaints registered against him were baseless and no substantial evidence has been found to prove he was guilty. 

Last year, the then Vigilance Director Jacob Thomas was told to submit a report by the government based on six complaints registered against Senkumar. The complaints stated Senkumar had misused his position while he was holding the post of Managing Director of the KSRTC and KTDC.

The Vigilance informed the court it could not find any preliminary evidence against him even after a detailed investigation. Hence the complaints are not authentic, the Vigilance stated before the court. The court will consider the report on July 4. 

There were reports the government will take the Vigilance complaints as a weapon to counter him. Sources said this was also a conspicuous move by the government to put Senkumar on the defensive. Earlier, the state government had given nod to prosecute Senkumar based on a complaint filed by police headquarters Additional IG V Gopalakrishnan. Later, the government transferred his personal staff without his knowledge.

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