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DGP Jacob Thomas would have been fired If I was CM, says Minister Manjalamkuzhi Ali

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015,12:19 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | Urban Development Minister Manjalamkuzhi Ali has strongly criticized DGP Jacob Thomas. While Jacob Thomas says the government is haunting him, the fact is that the government is being haunted by the police officer, the minister said during question hour in the Assembly Wednesday.

It is because of the benevolence of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy that Jacob Thomas is still remaining in the service, according to Ali. He would have been fired if I was the CM, the Minister added.

He said the actions of Jacob Thomas in the Fire Force were without studying the matters.

The opposition protested against the minister’s remarks. CPI MLA C. Divakaran said the statement that a government servant is at the mercy of a minister is derogatory.