Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government been rapped by the Central Administrative Tribunal, which has asked it to reinstate the state's suspended Inspector General Tomin Thachankary.
The Central Administrative Tribunal on Friday stayed the suspension of Thachankary, who was suspended by Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan last week for not informing the government about his visits to Gulf countries.
The CAT has ruled that there wasn't enough reason to keep Thachankary out. Following CAT's order the Opposition lashed out at the government.
"Tomin Thachankary has always been breaking the rules. Inspite of all this if the government can't put him in place it shows there is something really wrong with the government and that it has lost its collective responsibility," says state Congress President Ramesh Chennithala.
The Chief Minister has meanwhile sought an explanation from the AG's office on why a crucial three-page document on the IG did not reach the tribunal. Many believe it was delayed to help the IG at the behest of his political master.
It is well known that Thachankary is the blue-eyed boy of CPI-M state secretary Pinnarayi Vijayan. So it seems like the start of yet another battle between VS and Pinnarayi in days to come.