Kerala official alleges harassment by vigilance chief Jacob Thomas

Kerala's Ad. Chief secretary wrote Thomas was acting vengefully as he recommended action against him for alleged financial irregularities committed.

By: Express News Service | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: October 28, 2016 2:21 am

Kerala’s Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, Dr K M Abraham Thursday wrote to CM Pinarayi Vijayan, alleging harassment by state vigilance chief Jacob Thomas. This came after a vigilance team inspected Abra-ham’s house as part of a probe into allegations that he owned assets disproportionate to his known source of income.

The vigilance court had ordered a probe against Abraham on October 7.

In his letter, Abraham wrote Thomas was acting vengefully because he had recommended action in connection with alleged financial irregularities committed by Thomas when he was a director at port department. “Manipulating the power for fame and delusional grandeur may be the choice of a civil servant, but abusing that power to harass other civil servants or anyone for that matter, is illegal and unworthy of a civil servant.”