HC extends status quo order on reinstatement of Thachankery
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Last Updated: Monday, August 02, 2010, 22:56
  
Kochi: Kerala High court today extended the status quo order regarding reinstatement of IGP Tomin J Thachankery, who was suspended from service for undertaking a foreign trip without informing the government, till disposal of the case by Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT).

The order in this regard was issued by a division bench comprising Justice Thothathil B Radhakrishnan and Justice S Satish Chandran on a petition by the government seeking extension of the interim order.

The High Court had earlier directed CAT to dispose of the matter within four weeks. Thereafter, extension was also given but the matter was not disposed within the extended period, following which Thachankery's counsel sent a notice to the Chief Secretary demanding his reinstatement.

This prompted the government to file the petition for extension of time.

Thachankery had approached CAT challenging the suspension order but due to difference of opinion between two members of the tribunal bench, the matter was referred to a full bench, which after hearing the matter reserved its orders.

Thachankary was suspended when he was IG (Kannur) some months back after he undertook a trip to the Gulf without government permission, as prescribed by the service rules.

-PTI


First Published: Monday, August 02, 2010, 22:56


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