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All happened because of Vijayan’s ego: Chennithala on SC order in Senkumar case

All happened because of Vijayan’s ego: Chennithala on SC order in Senkumar case

Thiruvananthapuram: Reacting to the setback the LDF government faced in the Supreme Court in IPS officer T P Senkumar case, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala said that all this happened because of the "false ego" of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

The Supreme Court came down on the government heavily on Friday and fined it Rs 25,000 for wasting the court's time by disregarding its order to reinstate T.P. Senkumar as the state police chief.

"If he has any self-respect left, he should resign and apologise to the people. It's only the state government which has not understood the apex court's orders asking for the reinstatment," Chennithala told reporters in the assembly complex.

"The state government is wasting time and above all the resources of the people, just because of Vijayan's ego," said Chennithala and added that if Vijayan did not comply to this at the earliest, then on May 9, "don't be surprised, if the chief secretary is taken to task".

On April 24, the Supreme Court had directed the government to reinstate the senior Indian Police Service officer as the Director General of Police.

Senkumar was removed from the post when Pinarayi Vijayan took over as Chief Minister on May 25, 2016.

Reinstating Senkumar, a bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta, had then said that the officer was dealt with "unfairly and arbitrarily".

Senkumar is set to retire on June 30.

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