KOCHI: Coming down heavily on the police for registering a criminal case against former state police chief (SPC) T P Senkumar, the High Court on Friday quashed an FIR registered against him based on the allegation he forged medical certificate to convert his availed half-pay leave into commuted leave.
The court observed the case was registered illegally.
The SHO of the Museum police station, Thiruvananthapuram, was forced to register it. Hence, it is a fit case for quashing the FIR, it said.The court held the Chief Secretary’s directive to the government through the SPC was illegal. Senkumar said the case was registered with malicious intent.
The Vigilance had conducted a preliminary inquiry and found there was no element or scope for an FIR.However, some persons did not want to drop the proceedings and submitted another report to the Vigilance Director. Later, a letter was forwarded to the state police chief for registering a crime.The root cause of fabricating the false case was to thwart his appointment in the Kerala Administrative Tribunal which was approved by the selection committee headed by the Chief Justice of High Court.