THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The vigilance conducted a raid at the flats of additional chief secretary Tom Jose IAS. His flats in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram were raided in connection with the amassment of wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income.
The raid was in connection with the amassment of wealth including the purchase of land at Sindhudurg in Maharashtra during his tenure as principal secretary, Public Works. An FIR has been registered against him at the Moovattupuzha Court. Financial dealings in connection with the flat in Kochi will also be probed. Tom Jose is presently the secretary of labour department and is also the state president of the IAS Association.
Meantime, he said the details of his assets have been revealed precisely and that this is a planned move to taint him personally. The complainants have a criminal background, he alleged.