• Kerala CB to probe 'phone-tapping' of Vigilance department head

    From Dr. Jai Maharaj@21:1/5 to All on Fri Oct 28 00:13:51 2016
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    By V. R. Jayaraj
    The Pioneer, dailypioneer.com
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    Kochi - Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday told
    the Kerala Assembly that the Crime Branch (CB) of the
    State police would investigate the alleged tapping of the
    phone and email of Vigilance Director Jacob Thomas, who
    had recently requested the Government to accept his
    resignation from the post.

    Replying to the Opposition's notice for an adjournment
    motion on Jacob Thomas's complaint about the alleged
    tapping of his phone and email, Pinarayi said, "A probe
    by the Crime Branch will be appropriate in a matter like
    this." The Congress-led UDF Opposition had demanded an
    impartial probe by a Central agency. The Chief Minister
    said the Government had not given permission for tapping
    anybody's phone and that it was not its policy to tap
    phones of political leaders or top officials. Jacob
    Thomas had last week lodged a complaint with DGP Loknath
    Behera about the alleged tapping of his phone and email.

    Pinarayi told the House that the Vigilance Director in
    his complaint had not said that his phone was being
    tapped but he had only requested for an inquiry to find
    out whether tapping was being done as mentioned in a
    report that had appeared in the media. "He had only
    expressed his anxiety over the report," he said.

    About reports on Jacob Thomas's letter to the Home
    Secretary stating his wish for removal from the post of
    Vigilance Director, the Chief Minister said that the
    Government had not given permission for "some wishes he
    had expressed". The Government wanted a person like
    Thomas to continue in that position, he added.

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