Kochi: Kerala High Court on Wednesday directed the police not to arrest former State Police Chief T.P. Senkumar in a case registered for allegedly forging documents that were purportedly used to obtain remuneration for the period he had gone on leave. The order was passed on a petition filed by him.
The Kerala High Court on Wednesday directed the police not to arrest former state police chief T.P. Senkumar in a case registered for allegedly forging documents that were purportedly used to obtain remuneration for the period he had gone on leave.
The court passed the order on a petition filed by him challenging the FIR registered against him on the basis of a complaint submitted by former councillor of the Thiruvananthapuram corporation A.J. Sukarno. He alleged that Mr Senkumar had forged medical documents, claiming to be issued by the Government Ayurveda College, after he had availed himself of leave for around 10 months from June 2016 onwards when he was the director the Institute of Management in Government.
Mr. Senkumar said that the case was registered with a malicious intention on the basis of a letter directed by the chief secretary to the director-general of police. The Vigilance had conducted a preliminary inquiry and found that there was no element or scope for registering an FIR.
However, some interested persons did not want to drop the proceedings and submitted another report to the Vigilance director. Later, a letter was forwarded to the state police chief for registering a crime. It was done without material and was an attempt to victimise a person who has retired from service.
The root cause for fabricating the case was to demolish his future appointment in the Kerala Administrative Tribunal which was approved by the selection committee headed by the Chief Justice of Kerala High Court. There was no whisper of allegation in the first information statement that the petitioner had intentionally forged or fabricated the documents, Mr Senkumar claimed.