Petition against Jacob Thomas will not stand legal scrutiny: Govt
Thiruvananthapuram: The government on Monday informed the High Court that the petition asking to remove Vigilance Director Jacob Thomas from the post will not sustain in a court of law.
The government has made its stand clear on the petition filed in the High Court which points out that Jacob Thomas has violated service rules by working as a college teacher while in central government service. The petitioner is Thrissur native Binoy.
The government made it clear that the petition is not in public interest and it is a case related to service. The government pointed out that Jacob thomas had repaid the income he received during his service in the private sector.
The government informed the court that it would file an affidavit saying that the petition will not sustain in a court and it has initiated the necessary legal procedures in this regard.
Jacob Thomas had gone on leave while he was serving as the Managing Director of KTDFC. The petition alleged that Jacob Thomas worked as Director of TKM Institute of Management in Kollam during this period and received salary. The advocate who appeared for Mani in bar bribery case appeared for the petitioner in the High Court.