KOCHI: The government on Friday submitted before the Kerala High Court the state police chief has ordered an audit of files in the Top secret/confidential Section (T Section) in the wake of the allegation sensitive files were missing from the T Section in the Police Headquarters after ADGP Tomin J Thachankary took charge of the section.
The state filed the additional affidavit in the wake of a High Court directive. The court had earlier expressed displeasure over the affidavit filed by the state justifying the appointment of Thachankary.
According to the state government, it had on May 9 received a letter from Thachankary stating former state police chief T P Senkumar had misbehaved with him by using abusive words and tried to manhandle him in the presence of the Inspector General of police (Headquarters).
Meanwhile, Senkumar had sent a letter to the Additional Chief Secretary, Home and Vigilance, alleging Thachankary had prevailed upon the civil staff personnel and took copies of files in the T Section pertaining to inquiries against him. The affidavit stated the allegation regarding the missing files was verified with the state police chief. The DGP has stated no file was missing from the T Section according to the information received by him.
It stated the appointment of Thachankary was made with due diligence and caution. As ADGP (Headquarters), Thachankary does not deal with Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) and will not be able to interfere in the investigation or the conduct of trial of a Vigilance case against him pending before the Muvattupuzha Vigilance Court.
The state informed the court earnest efforts were being taken by the additional legal advisor, VACB, Muvattupuzha, to expedite the proceedings in the case. So far, 19 witnesses were examined in the Vigilance case against Thachankary while he was working as Transport Commissioner. The court had also asked the government to inform the action taken on the recommendation by the then VACB Director to suspend Thachankary from service. The state replied he was not discharging any duties in connection with the MVD when the letter was received by the government. The government exercised its discretion and decided not to suspend Thachankary.