KOCHI:Thrissur Range IG T J Jose, who had shown the door to former City Police Commissioner Jacob Job in connection with the Mohammed Nisham case, is set to face the music barely two months after he recommended departmental action and Vigilance probe against Job for violating service rules while quizzing Nisham, the controversial businessman who is accused in a murder case.
Incidentally, T J Jose, who was directed by ADGP Sankar Reddy to look into the charges against Jacob Job, will have to appear before the same officer after being caught ‘copying’ during the LLM (Master of Laws) examination conducted by the Mahatma Gandhi University at St Paul’s College, Kalamassery, on Monday. T J Jose, in his report on the infamous Chandrabose murder case, had stated that Job in his capacity as the Thrissur City Police Commissioner violated the stipulated procedures while quizzing Nisham. The report said that when Nisham was questioned no other investigating official was present, and suggested a detailed investigation to ascertain whether the top cop had accrued any financial benefit from the murder accused.
On Monday, the IG was caught red-handed by the examination invigilator while copying test from a ‘bit paper’, leaving no scope for him to deny the charge. However, he managed to reclaim the seized ‘bit paper’ from the invigilator and to carry it along with him when he was ousted from the examination hall.
In the Nisham case, Job had alleged that the confidential report prepared by the IG was leaked to the media, before being submitted to the government. Speaking to ‘Express’ about the copying case, Jose asked how would the university officials prove the charges, since they did not have any material evidence to prove them. He defended himself saying there was a conspiracy to malign his reputation. If the Home Department had suspended Job from service hardly a day after Jose handed over the investigation report against him to ADGP Sankar Reddy, Jose had to wait only until the evening to get the shock, with the Home Department asking him to go on compulsory leave.