Thomas was accused of purchasing 50 acres of land in Tamil Nadu's Rajapalayam using a benami.

 

Speaking to the media, Thomas said that the CM has assured him that he would not be removed from the Vigilance post, solely based on allegations.

 

"The strong will prevail over brickbats. They won't fall down because they can take it," Thomas pointed out.

 

Thomas also stated that all RTI queries are being responded to regularly, except the ones that require judicial consideration.

 

Pinarayi had come out in support of Thomas on Thursday, in reply to a notice for adjournment motion by the opposition.

 

"Some want Jacob Thomas to be removed from the Vigilance director post but won't happen," Pinarayi said.

 

The CM also said that the government would give the vigilance freedom to do its duty in a transparent manner.