Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government on Wednesday decided to reinstate in service a top police official,
suspended on the charge of making a foreign trip without
government`s consent and accused of having links with
A Cabinet meeting, presided over by Chief Minister Oommen
Chandy, decided to withdraw suspension of IPS officer and
former IGP Tomin J Thachankary and reinstate him in service
when his suspension period expires on July 10.
Taking him back in service would not in any way affect
the ongoing cases against him. All cases pending against him
would continue, Chandy told reporters.
The decision to revoke suspension was taken based on the
report of the state government`s disciplinary review committee
comprising Chief Secretary, Home Secretary and DGP, he said.
The committee considered the recommendation of the Home
Ministry and National Investigation Agency (NIA) while
deciding to take Thachankary back in service.
Thachankary has been under suspension on the charge that
he made a foreign trip without the government`s consent. A
case for amassing wealth disproportionate to known sources of
income was pending against him.
It was also alleged that during his foreign trip he made
contact with activists of fundamental outfits and offered safe
passage to some activists.