Opposing a petition filed by IPS official Tomin Thachankary seeking promotion as ADGP, the state government on Wednesday submitted before the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Ernakulam Bench that the Centre has given sanction to prosecute IG Tomin J Thachankary in a case related to amassing of wealth registered by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau.
The state further pointed out that the disciplinaryproceedings initiated against Thachankary are still continuing.
Joint Secretary, General Administration (Special A and C) Department, Shaju P K submitted that the Centre had granted permission to prosecute Thachankary on June 25. Appearing for the state, government pleader M Rajeev vehemently opposed the plea and submitted that Thachankary has a controversial career record.
“There has been a series of allegations against him. There are many criminal and Vigilance cases against him. The National Investigating Agency (NIA) had also carried out an investigation against the officer on charges of meeting certain persons with doubtful credentials while on a trip to the West Asian countries,” the state said.
The state also said that Thachankary, while working as Kannur range IG had visited foreign countries without the permission of the government. Based on an inquiry report he was suspended from service and later re-instated in service as the managing director of the Kerala State Co-operative Marketing Federation on a deputation basis.
The state submitted that two formal inquiries have been ordered against Thachankary which are still pending. The screening committee has considered his promotion. But the
committee found that there are Vigilance and criminal cases and disciplinary proceedings against him and decided to keep the findings in a sealed cover.
The cover will not be opened till the termination of the disciplinary proceedings, it said. Thachankary is not eligible for any kind of reliefs, including promotion, the state said.