HC asks govt to produce QV report

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to produce the report of the quick verification (QV) conducted by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB)

Published: 28th June 2017 01:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th June 2017 07:54 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to produce the report of the quick verification (QV) conducted by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) into the case against ADGP Tomin J Thachankary for effecting an illegal appointment in the Motor Vehicles Department.

A Single Judge issued the order on the petition filed by S Sreehari, the Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector (AMVI) in the Regional Transport Office, Thrissur, seeking to quash the Vigilance inquiry against him. The court also asked the VACB to file a statement in two weeks.

Sreehari was appointed AMVI by Thachankary, then Transport Commissioner. Raveendran, an Ernakulam native, filed a complaint before the Vigilance Special Court alleging corruption in the appointment. He said Sreehari was a ministerial staffer in the Transport Commissioner’s office and lacked the required qualification for the AMVI post.

The complainant alleged Sreehari was appointed on the basis of a fake degree certificate obtained while he was working in the department. The complainant also alleged Thachankary abused his power in appointing Sreehari.

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