Kerala DGP Jacob Thomas suspended for violating service rules

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has suspended Director General of Police (DGP) Jacob Thomas on charges of violating service rules, officials said on Wednesday.

The suspension order came on Tuesday night.

Thomas was suspended from service by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for violating the All India Service Rules after it surfaced that the officer had spoken about breakdown of law and order in the state and the way cyclone Ockhi was handled.

Thomas became the Vigilance Director the day Vijayan became the Chief Minister in May last year.

But relations between the two started to sour when, earlier this year, Thomas was asked to go on leave. After a few months, he was told to head a state-run management institute.

Thomas said he was yet to see or get the suspension order.