• Reshuffle likely at top of Kerala Police

    From Dr. Jai Maharaj@21:1/5 to All on Tue Oct 25 16:17:04 2016
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    By V. R. Jayaraj
    The Pioneer, dailypioneer.com
    Monday, October 24, 2016

    Kochi - With the controversy over the alleged tapping of
    Vigilance Director Jacob Thomas's phone and email
    becoming a big headache for Kerala's CPI(M)-led LDF
    Government, it is reportedly thinking of carrying out a
    major reshuffle at the top of the State police. Rumours
    are rife that Jacob Thomas himself could be shifted out
    of his present position.

    Thomas, an officer with DGP rank, had the other day
    lodged a complaint with DGP Loknath Behera that his phone
    and e-mail were being tapped, effectively pushing the
    Government into a perception trap as tapping in the case
    of an officer of his position was nearly impossible
    without the knowledge of the Home Department being looked
    after by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

    This was the second time Jacob Thomas, famous as an
    upright police officer and an anti-corruption crusader,
    had caused trouble for the LDF Government within a few
    days. Earlier, he had requested the Government to remove
    him from his current position because of "personal
    reasons" but it is yet to take a decision on this.

    Stating that Jacob Thomas's complaint would be inquired
    into, State DGP Loknath Behera said on Sunday that nobody
    had sought or had been given permission for tapping the
    Vigilance Director's phone and email. There were strict
    guidelines for tapping phones but "anything is possible
    in this age of technology", he said.

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