Thachankary case: More delay likely

Published: 16th March 2013 10:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th March 2013 10:12 AM   |  A+A-

 Even as the state has received prosecution sanction from the Centre, the trial in the Vigilance case against IPS officer Tomin J Thachankary for amassing wealth disproportionate to income will be delayed further.

The trial will be delayed as the wealth figures of the IPS officer mentioned in the report sent by the Home Ministry do not tally with what was reported by the Vigilance Department. 

Officials in the VACB said that they had received prosecution sanction from the Centre last year. “But the report sent by the Home Ministry regarding the wealth amassed by Tomin Thachankary does not match with what we had found in our investigation,” the officials said.

“We had found that Tomin Thachankary amassed wealth to the tune of `79 lakh disproportionate to his income. But, there is a considerable difference in the report. We have sent our investigation report to the Home Ministry,”official in VACB said.

The VACB team probing the Vigilance case will fly to New Delhi to brief about the case.

“We have been asked to come to New Delhi for briefing them about the wealth amassed by the IPS officer.

 It will take another two months as the clarification procedures by the Home Ministry has to be completed first,” the official said.

Three years have passed since the VACB had sent a request to prosecute Thachankary in the Vigilance case. However, the Centre gave nod for prosecution last year only.

The delay occurred as Thachankary had submitted a representation directly to the Ministry of Home Affairs against granting sanction to prosecute him.


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