Thiruvananthapuram: In a bid to put further spoke in the wheel of former state police chief T.P. Senkumar being made a Kerala Administrative Tribunal member, the state government is learnt to have filed an affidavit in the High Court stating that a petition filed by former ISRO scientist was still pending against Mr Senkumar.
Senkumar had recently moved the HC alleging that the government was stalling his appointment to KAT even as all cases pending against him was cleared.
Thiruvananthapuram: To counter this, the LDF government has dug out a two decade-old petition filed by Nambi Narayanan.
The LDF government led by E.K. Nayanar in 1996 entrusted the probe into the ISRO espionage case to Senkumar, the then Kochi city police commissioner. Hence, Nambi Narayanan had also arraigned Senkumar in a petition filed before court on 1996 seeking action against police officers.
However, the CBI probe did not mention any lapse on the part of Senkumar, even as it mentioned the names of three other officers. The Chief Justice of India last year put on hold the appointment of Senkumar to KAT citing the cases and complaints pending against him. However, the Chief Justice had suggested that the proposal for appointing Senkumar may be re-submitted on receipt of final outcome of cases and complaints stated to be pending against him. Hence, Senkumar recently approached the government citing that all cases against him were over.
To counter this the Pinarayi Vijayan government is using the decades old case, allegedly with the intention of settling personal scores with Senkumar. It may be recalled that the former police chief had a successful legal battle with the Pinarayi Vijayan government against his premature removal from police chief post.