Will stand firm against corruption: Jacob Thomas
Thiruvananthapuram: Former Vigilance director DGP Jacob Thomas, who was suspended for his remarks against the government, said Thursday that he will stand firm against corruption with renewed vigour.
Speaking in the 'Chodyam Utharam' programme on Mathrubhumi News, Jacob Thomas said that he does not view the suspension as a punishment.
“I will not go back on my stance against corruption due to the suspension. I will stand firm on my stand against corruption and environmental pollution. I had good relations with chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. I do not hold the view that the Vigilance Director's post is the only important position. The post of a village officer at places like Munnar and Nilambur are very important. The post of police sub-inspector and fisheries officer at places like Poonthura are also very important. I think I was suspended because I am a person whom the government cannot get along with. I do not see the suspension as a punishment.I view it as an attempt to keep me at a distance,” Jacob Thomas said.
Jacob Thomas ridiculed the Vigilance department by pointing out that less cases are being registered by the department now.
“The number of cases are coming down as corruption has been fully eradicated in Kerala. This cannot be viewed a lapse of the department. Only 22 vigilance cases were registered in the State in the last 8 months,”Jacob Thomas said sarcastically.