DGP Jacob Thomas on Friday filed a complaint with the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) against two High Court judges and the Lokayukta alleging conspiracy to harass and victimise him.
In the complaint, he has alleged that this is to save the accused and offenders mentioned in various cases which are registered under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The complaint has been filed against High Court Judges P Ubaid, Abraham Mathew and Lokayukta Pius C. Kuriakose.
Jacob Thomas has filed a complaint with the Chief Secretary also and a copy has been submitted to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court as well.
In the petition filed by Jacob Thomas, it says that there have been concerted efforts to harass and silence him.
â€śThere have been concerted actions to harass and silence me in my stringent actions against mal administration and corruption. In addition to silence me through harassment, intimidation and defamation, the investigations led by me or participated by me had been stopped or nullified by the interested parties through highly collusive and dangerous conspiracies,â€ť read his petition.
Jacob Thomas has also raised serious allegations against the High Court judges.
â€śI responsibly submit that various sacred pillars of our democracy have taken respective part in this conspiracy which is highly alarming and needs to be probedâ€ť, the petition reads.
Jacob Thomas has been caught in controversies since reports of him violating service rules and holding undisclosed property in Tamil Nadu surfaced in the past years. The allegation was that he had not mentioned this property in his latest disclosure of assets in January 2017. Other IAS officials from the state had also complained against him saying that he implicated them in fabricated cases.
Jacob Thomas, who served as Managing Director of Kerala Police Housing and Construction Corporation (KPHCC) and as the DGP, has over the years gained the reputation of being an anti-corruption crusader.
In November 2016, he wanted to quit from the post of Director following allegations of financial irregularities at the Port Directorate.
In March 2017, Jacob Thomas was removed as Director of the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau. However, reports also suggested that the officer was asked to go on leave.
The 1985 batch IPS officer is said to have close relations with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.