Says three officers made it to list despite not getting integrity certificate

A senior police officer, who failed to make it to the list of officials selected for promotion to the Indian Police Service (Kerala Cadre), has moved the Central Administrative Tribunal, requesting that the list be set aside.

The complaint lodged by T. Gopalakrishna Pillai, presently Deputy City Police Commissioner, Kochi, has listed in detail how three officers made it to the list through repeated attempts, despite the State government withholding their integrity certificate. In one such instance, D. Madhu, former Superintendent of Police, was considered in 2008 and 2009, but was not found eligible. He has two criminal cases pending against him, but he managed to make it to the list for 2010 and 2011.

Similarly, T.K. Haridas, SP, Vigilance Officer, Excise Department, was charge-sheeted in connection with the custodial murder of Udayakumar at Fort Police Station, Thiruvananthapuram. The Home Department had ordered the removal of the officer from service and prosecution was sanctioned.

B. Ashokan, SP, Crime Branch CID, Organised Crime Wing, Kannur, who was facing disciplinary and departmental proceedings, was provisionally included in the list. The complaint lodged before CAT said that the integrity certificates of these three officials were not issued.