Thiruvananthapuram: IG Tomin J Thachankary has been promoted as Additional Director-General of Police (ADGP).
According to reports, the State Cabinet meeting today decided to promote him as ADGP despite the Home department’s opposition against the move.
Responding to reporters queries on the matter, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala, however, said he was not aware of it.
Earlier, the State government had turned down the request of police officer Thachankary for promotion as additional director-general of police.
Thachankary's application for promotion was denied on the basis of a report from the chief secretary who took note of an adverse report against the officer from state police chief K S Balasubrahmanian.
Thachankary had been caught up in a controversy over his alleged foreign trip. He was also facing charges of having amassed assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.