Monday, June 28, 2010

Thachankary cases: VACB denies favouritism

Kochi: The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau on Monday informed the Kerala High Court that there was neither negligence nor favouritism on the part of vigilance officers in dealing with the cases against suspended Inspector-General of Police Tomin J. Thachankary.

In an affidavit filed in response to a contempt of court petition, Vijayanand, Inspector-General of Police, Vigilance, said the bureau had inquired into the allegations against him such as amassing wealth disproportionate to his known source of income, smuggling of costly electronic items from Singapore, possessing more than one Indian passport, frequent overseas visits, misuse of departmental jeep, publishing of his photographs in uniform for publicity of cassettes abroad and working as an agent of Malayalam Communications.

The Vigilance Department had taken earnest efforts for completion of the inquiry within the time limit stipulated by the High Court.

In fact, no directive was issued to submit the inquiry report before the High Court. Therefore, there was nothing wrong in submitting the report to the Vigilance Director.

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