The matter relates to a recent order by the Kerala DGP asserting control over the top secret ‘T’ section at the police headquarters.

Kerala govt seeks explanation from DGP Senkumar with days to go for his retirement
news Police Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 10:37

The standoff between Kerala Director General of Police TP Senkumar and the LDF government continues even as he is due to retire on June 30

G Vinod in Manorama Online reports that the Pinarayi-led government has sought a response from Senkumar, who had issued an order asserting that the top secret ‘T’ section at the police headquarters is under his control. It has also sought an explanation from him for demanding that files pending under ‘T’ section be handed over to him immediately, reports Manorama Online.

The DGP was informed by Home Secretary Subrato Biswas that all such matters will be decided at the government level. Senkumar has also been asked to furnish replies to a few other questions: Under what circumstances ‘T’ section was brought under the police chief’s control breaking precedent; What measures he has taken to clear files in the section when he was DGP earlier; Whether T-section was under his control then and what directives were issued at the time; Was a count taken of files pending then?  

The Home Secretary has sought copies of orders, if any, were issued in this connection.

The reports also notes that the government had earlier sought an explanation from Senkumar on complaints filed by T section junior superintendent Kumari Beena.

The state government and DGP Senkumar have locked horns since the LDF came to power in 2016. Days after it came to power, the Pinarayi-led government removed Senkumar from the post of DGP citing 'lapses’ in probing Puttingal Fire Work Tragedy and sensational Jisha murder case. The state government was, however, forced to reinstate Senkumar to the post on May 6 following the Supreme Court’s orders.

Tomin Thachankary, who doesn’t share a cordial relationship with Senkumar, was appointed as Additional DGP, days before he was reinstated. Many had viewed the move as an attempt by the state government to keep a tab on Senkumar. On June 14, the clash between Thachankary and Senkumar became public when the latter alleged that the ADGP had smuggled 12 secret files from the T section.

 

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