Amid growing criticism against the state police, CPM has proposed to appoint an adviser to Home Department. The police department had been under scathing criticism from various quarters over repeated lapses in maintaining law and order and investigations. 
 

There are reports that the state government is planning to appoint former DGPs as an adviser. Raman Srivastava, the 1973 batch IPS officer from Kerala, is rumoured to be the front-runner for the post. 
 

State police have been on the defensive after constant criticism over failures in the investigations of several sensational cases in recent times. The suicide of siblings in Walayar, the death of a minor girl in Kundara, Kollam and drowning of a college girl in Kochi had put the force in pressure. 
 

Following Kundara case, even Chief Minister admitted, in Assembly, that police committed serious lapses while investigating some cases. Even some of the leaders of the ruling party had expressed their displeasure over the conduct of state police. 
 

Lapses in police investigations had caused great headache to state government.