Chief Secretary gives a clean chit to top cop Sreelekha
- The report was submitted by former Transport Commissioner Tomin Thachankary.
- Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will take a final decision on the matter.
- Sreelekha is the first female IPS officer from Kerala cadre.
Chief Secretary Vijayanand has rejected a report recommending Vigilance probe against ADGP Intelligence wing officer Sreelekha.
The report was sent to Chief Secretary after Transport Minister AK Saseendran gave his nod for the investigation. Now, the report awaits a final decision from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on whether Sreelekha would face the probe or not.
The report was submitted by former Transport Commissioner Tomin Thachankary after a departmental enquiry following allegations that Sreelekha had committed irregularities while holding the official position as Transport Commissioner. The allegations relate to the air conditioning of the Palakkad Road Transport Office without following guidelines.
The rest of the allegations against the officer is related to unfair transfers of motor vehicle inspectors in the department, use of the official vehicle and mobile phone during her leave tenure, purchase of 14 vehicles flouting rules and for spending lakhs from road safety fund to repair a private road leading to her residence.
Incidentally, the bitter contention between Sreelekha, the first female IPS officer from Kerala cadre and Thachankary dates back to their the IPS training period in 1987. Sreelekha herself had blamed Thachankary of harassing her for the past 29 years in her Facebook post.