Kerala IPS officer under scanner for terror links

A Kerala IPS officer is under scanner over his alleged meeting with terrorists in Qatar.

Thiruvananthapuram: In the wake of reports
that the Home Ministry has written to the state government
about a senior IPS officer meeting some people with terrorist
links in Qatar, Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan Wednesday said
the administration will take necessary steps on whatever
communication it receives from the Centre.

"The Chief Secretary will take necessary steps on
whatever letters he gets from the Centre," he told reporters
when asked to comment about reports that Home Secretary G K
Pillai had written to Kerala Chief Secretary about senior IPS
officer Tomin J Thachankary`s meeting in Qatar.

He, however, declined to elaborate on the issue.

"I do not intend to share (the details) on this issue.
The Government will carry out its responsibilities," he said.

Media reports had claimed that Thachankary, who has been
in the centre of controversy, met some Keralalites in the Gulf
with terrorist links and allegedly offered to help them come
to their home state.

The reports claimed that the External affairs ministry
had passed on this information to the Home Ministry.

Thachankary was suspended when he was IG (Kannur) some
months back for allegedly making a foreign trip without
government permission, as prescribed by the service rules.

Earlier, he also faced suspension in a case relating to
amassing wealth disproportionate to known sources of income.

However, he was re-instated following a High Court order
as the vigilance probe in the case kept dragging.