Kochi: Senior IPS officer, Tomin J
Thachankery, today approached the Kerala high court
challenging the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) order
upholding his suspension by the Kerala government for
undertaking a foreign trip without its prior permission.
According to Thachankery, the tribunal had travelled
outside the pleadings and rendered findings and made
observations which are not necessary to decide the legality or
otherwise of the suspension order.
According to Thachankery, the CAT order was violated by
errors of law and he sought reversal of CAT order.
The petition is likely to come up before a division bench
Dismissing an application by Thachankery against his
suspension, a full bench of the tribunal had held that the
officer`s act of travelling abroad without informing the
government was `illegal`.
It had also held that the state government had
the powers to suspend an IPS officer as per the regulations
and it also dismissed his contention that the suspension
order was issued with `political motives`.
Thachankery, former Kannur range IGP, had been suspended
from service in April this year.