1. Kerala DGP complains against phone tapping, emails being snooped

Kerala DGP complains against phone tapping, emails being snooped

Kerala Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) chief Jacob Thomas has complained to police that his official phone was being tapped and emails snooped upon, an official said.

By: | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: October 22, 2016 6:23 PM
Thomas, who holds the rank of Director General of Police, on Friday filed a complaint with Kerala Police chief (Law and Order) Loknath Behra demanding that a probe be initiated into the matter. (Reuters) Thomas, who holds the rank of Director General of Police, on Friday filed a complaint with Kerala Police chief (Law and Order) Loknath Behra demanding that a probe be initiated into the matter. (Reuters)

Kerala Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) chief Jacob Thomas has complained to police that his official phone was being tapped and emails snooped upon, an official said.

Thomas, who holds the rank of Director General of Police, on Friday filed a complaint with Kerala Police chief (Law and Order) Loknath Behra demanding that a probe be initiated into the matter.

Behra, who is out of the state capital on official work, told IANS over phone that he will look into the matter once he returns on Monday.

“Right now, I am unable to say anything regarding this,” said Behra.

Thomas was unavailable for comment when IANS tried to contact him.

Thomas was appointed VACB director by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on May 25 — the very day the latter was sworn in — and ever since the official has been the centre of attention.

Thomas had announced that he will do his best to root out corruption from the state.

Thomas is currently pursuing a good number of cases in which Cabinet Ministers in the previous Oommen Chandy government are involved.

State Congress President V.M. Sudheeran on Saturday told media that Thomas appeared to be publicity-crazy.

“We are all waiting to see the outcome of the cases he is pursuing,” said Sudheeran.

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