FB Row: Cleanup Begins; 28 Jail Officials Transferred - The New Indian Express

FB Row: Cleanup Begins; 28 Jail Officials Transferred

Published: 04th December 2013 08:56 AM

Last Updated: 04th December 2013 12:18 PM

The Prisons Department, which is drawing flak for the incidents in the Kozhikode District Jail, has transferred 28 officials with the prison, including head warder and assistant warder. The order was issued on Tuesday night and says that the transfers were part of the efforts to improve the efficiency of the Prisons Department.

Interestingly, higher officials including Kozhikode District Jail Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent and Welfare officer remain untouched. Sources maintained that all the transfers were either within the district or to the nearby districts. Officials also added that DGP (Prisons) Jacob Alexander would be staying in Kozhikode and would prepare his report to be submitted to the Home Minister based on the inquiry conducted by the Cyber Cell officials. Any further disciplinary action on the matter will be taken only after the return of State Police Chief K S Balasubramaniam from New Delhi on December 6, sources added.

Sudhakaran Lambasts HM

KANNUR: Launching yet another vitriolic attack on Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, K Sudhakaran MP has accused him of upholding the interests of the CPM and pooh-poohing the sentiments of Congress workers.

“The minister, whose statements have proven his lost senses of time and place, should be either ready for a thorough introspection or quit the post at the earliest,” the MP said, and urged the KPCC president and the party to seriously look into the deeds of Thiruvanchoor.

“The Home Minister is bound to ensure the privileges of Congress workers when the party is in power. As many as 144 Congress offices were attacked in Kannur district after the UDF came to power but the police were always prevented from taking action against any CPM men. The Kannur Range IG even went to the extent of sending a fax to police stations directing not to arrest CPM workers,” Sudhakaran said at a press meet here on Tuesday. He added that the probe into the T P Chandrasekharan murder case was stalled with the arrest of P Mohanan, with the investigators not bothering to book those who hatched the conspiracy.

“In an unprecedented move, the inquiry into the conspiracy was separated from the probe into a murder,” the MP alleged. He lambasted the government apathy in handing over the murder cases of T P Chandrasekharan and K T Jayakrishnan to the CBI and said that there was tremendous pressure on the police officials in Kannur from higher-ups in the Home Ministry to save the CPM leaders involved in Shukkur murder.

Murali Flays Thiruvanchoor

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Facebook controversy at the Kozhikode district jail pointed to the failure of Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, K Muraleedharan MLA said here on Tuesday.

 KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala will be asked to convene a meeting of the KPCC-government co-ordination committee at the earliest, he told reporters.

“Now it has become clear that the accused in the T P Chandrasekharan murder case will go unpunished. When 20 of the accused were let off, we had demanded a CBI inquiry. That was denied on the grounds that it would affect the morale of the police,’’ he said.

“Now the Home Minister is calling this an attempt to oust him. It is unfortunate that Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan is seeing things in this light,’’ Muraleedharan said.

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