Thiruvananthapuram: It has been reported that the Pinarayi Vijayan government has come up with a new case to trap former state police chief TP Senkumar while there are unconfirmed reports that suggest he might be elevated to the post of Kerala Governor. Senkumar had denied the reports though.

“I don’t know whether I will become the Governor or something else. I went to meet BJP national president, Amit Shah, to request him to make laws so that all temples including Sabarimala as well as the Devaswom boards are in the hands of believers,” he said to media. 

ALSO READ: Former DGP Senkumar to Amit Shah: Sabarimala must be 'in believers’ hands'

The state government has submitted an affidavit in Kerala high court, alleging that Senkumar was among the team of police officers, who had harassed Nambi Narayanan in the ISRO espionage case. The government has submitted the affidavit in reply to a petition filed by Senkumar in the high court, stating that the government was deliberately delaying his appointment to the Administrative Tribunal.

The government's opinion is that Senkumar is not fit for the post. In the complaint lodged by Nambi Narayanan, demanding compensation in the espionage case, Senkumar is added as the seventh accused.

The truth is, during the Nayanar government’s period, Senkumar was deputed to reinvestigate the espionage case against Nambi Narayanan. 

Though the investigation was started, it was stalled after the intervention of the Supreme Court. The government has now raised an argument that it was Senkumar, who misled the court and got permission for further investigation against Nambi Narayanan.  

However, Senkumar has said that he reinvestigated the case probed by the CBI, based on the Nayanar government’s order. “Was it wrong to accept the Left government’s order? I accepted the government order as an officer. I will face this fake case too just like I did with previous fake cases lodged against me,” he told media persons.  

Earlier, Senkumar had successfully fought a legal battle against the LDF government for removing him from the state police chief post. Various courts also scrapped a series of cases initiated against him. There were also allegations that a new vigilance investigation might be undertaken by the government against him to destroy his chances of getting appointed as Kerala Administrative Tribunal member. Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan had then stated that the officer had connections with the right-wing parties.