Thiruvananthapuram: The Vigilance and
anti-Corruption Bureau in Kerala has recommended to the
state Home department prosecution of former IG of police Tomin
J Thachankary for amassing wealth disproportionate to his
According to the report submitted by Vigilance Director
K P Somarajan to Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan,
Thachankary was found to have amassed disproportionate wealth
to the tune of Rs 79 lakh.
The report also pointed out that Thachankary also had not
submitted self-assessment report during the period between
2002 and 2007, official sources said.
The Vigilance began the probe into the case in 2003 as
per the direction of the Thrissur Vigilance Court.
Home Minister handed over the report to the Chief
Minister V S Achuthanandan. The Chief Minister would forward
the report to the Centre through the Chief Secretary as
central sanction was required to prosecute an IPS officer.
Thachankary has been under suspension for the last one
year on the charge that he made a foreign trip without the
consent of the government. Though he made a plea before the
Central Administrative Tribunal against the government
decision, it was dismissed.