Govt unlikely to take action against Yathish Chandra
Thiruvananthapuram: The state government is not likely to take disciplinary action against SP Yathish Chandra for his behaviour towards union minister Pon Radhakrishnan the other day. Government sources pointed out that there was no lapse on his part in performing his duty and there is no reason to remove him from the position.
It is learnt that the Central Intelligence Bureau has submitted a report to the central government regarding the conduct of the SP. As per the report, Yathish Chandra violated the code of conduct. The recent remarks of the court about his actions in the past also has been included in the report, it is learnt.
There is a code of conduct that directs how an official who belongs to a much lower rank than a union minister should behave to him. The code of conduct should be followed even if the minister is not on an official visit. The officials noted that the minister also has given a report noting that the code of conduct was violated.
The IPS officers are under the personnel ministry controlled by the prime minister. So, the centre can direct a state to take action against an officer. Under the present circumstances, the government’s stand is not to take action against Yathish Chandra and not to remove him from the position.
No direction has come from the centre in this regard. There were allegations that SP Yathish Chandra spoke arrogantly to union minister Pon Radhkrishnan during his visit Sabarimala recently.