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Woman IPS alleges harassment

02, Feb 2016
#gendered-violence #peacemap

Feb 02, 2016 |
• Thiruvananthapuram

Two senior IPS officers in Kerala were Monday at the centre of a bitter row with a woman officer accusing her male colleague of harassing her for nearly three decades and also being behind a vigilance probe against her.
Additional director-general of police R. Sreelekha in a Facebook post lashed out against transport commissioner Tomin J. Thachankary, also an IPS officer, alleging that he had been harassing her for the last 29 years, ever since the civil service training period, a charge rubbished by the latter.
Ms Sreelekha, a decorated officer and the first IPS woman officer from Kerala, alleged that Mr Thachankary has been “haunting” her “since the IPS training period in 1987”, and that he was instrumental in the slapping of a recent Vigilance probe against her in connection with a vehicle tax evasion case.
When contacted, 55-year-old Ms Sreelekha, a 1987-batch IPS officer, said she had aired her views in her personal page in Facebook and she stands by it.
“I have not stated anything against the government, court or police department. I stand by whatever has been stated by me in the post,” she said.


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