Thomas has stated in a letter t that he would approach the court if Chief Minister does not apologise for portraying him as ‘anti-people’.

Kerala IPS officer Jacob Thomas goes after CM Chandy seeks permission to file complaint
news Monday, November 30, 2015 - 09:01

The feud between one of the senior-most IPS officers in Kerala and some of the politicians in the state went a step ahead after police officer Jacob Thomas sought permission from Chief Secretary of the state to file complaint against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

 According to media reports Thomas has stated in a letter to the Chief Secretary that he would approach the court if Chief Minister does not apologise for portraying him as ‘anti-people’.

The row began in September when Thomas expressed his extreme unhappiness over his transfer to the Kerala Police Housing and Construction Corporation from the Kerala Fire and Rescue Forces. He told the media then that he had been frequently transferred because of his honesty and reform in the police force.

Chandy had then lashed out at Thomas in a press meet by calling him anti-people and said that in few occasions Thomas had put the government into trouble through his actions. CM also informed that government was not interested in such changes that Thomas had introduced.

Following this, Kerala Police Chief DGP TP Senkumar and Jacob Thomas had a verbal duel over frequent Facebook posts of the latter allegedly criticizing government.

When the court ordered further probe against former Finance Minister KM Mani in bar bribery row, Thomas wrote a post on Facebook welcoming the court order and declared that truth has won.

This had irked government and DGP that he had got two show cause notice for speaking to media. DGP warned him through another Facebook post which mentioned the code of conduct of IPS officers  as per the law.

Then Thomas retorted back, “I think he (Senkumar) is also an IPS officer.”

Thomas has been receiving a huge public support for his posts.

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