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Thachankary issue: Murali slams government

K Muraleedharan MLA has lashed out at the UDF Government for its decision to reinstate IPS officer Tomin Thachankary,

Published: 15th October 2013 10:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th October 2013 10:20 AM   |  A+A-

K Muraleedharan MLA has lashed out at the UDF Government for its decision to reinstate IPS officer Tomin Thachankary, and said that he would urge Chief Minister Ooomen Chandy to initiate stringent action against Thachankary.

The government stand on the issue is not right, he said.

Talking to reporters here on Monday, Muraleedharan added: “It is wrong to post a person with a criminal background at the top position of the police force. It was a strange action from the part of the government to promote a tainted officer.

“It would set a wrong precedent if an officer, who was suspended for going abroad without the permission of the government, was promoted after issuing a mere warning.”

DGP K S Balasubramaniam, in a report to the Chief Secretary, had pointed out grave breach of service conduct by the officer.

Muraleedharan also came down heavily on the Chief Minister alleging that Chandy was taking decisions unilaterally on vital issues.

He was not ready to hold talks even with KPCC chief Ramesh Chennithala.

“On many issues, the opinion of the KPCC president was sought only after the Chief Minister consulted the coalition partners of the UDF.

The Chief Minister hesitated to hold talks with Chennithala on the portfolios of ministers when Anoop Jacob and Manjalamkuzhi Ali were inducted into the ministry.

The morality followed by the Congress on such occasions has come to an end after the demise of K Karunakaran,” added Murali.

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