Sunday, February 4, 2007
A good man and a good cop,PK Hormis Tharakan IPS retires.
A few excerpts from a detailed report by Times News Service [The Times of India] on 26 January 2005, are reproduced below:
'NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wants the "mess" in the country's premier spy agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), to be "cleaned up", and that too "fast." The new RAW chief, P K Hormis Tharakan, has been given the clear mandate to do this, say sources.
'The PM has, in fact, asked Tharakan to rush to Delhi within "a day or two" to prepare the ground for taking over from outgoing RAW chief C D Sahay, who retires on January 31. "Tharakan has only six to seven months to retire, but may get a two-year tenure as the RAW chief," said one official.' [He was given a two year extension.]
'Apart from being upright and sober, Tharakan is an effective leader. He has transformed the Kerala police. He is very familiar with RAW functioning and can revamp the agency in a quite manner, without dividing it into camps," said an official.'
After completing the mission entrusted to him, very successfully according to the media, Hormis Tharakan retired on 31 January 2007. A 1968 batch Indian Police Service officer, he has served the country with distinction for 39 years. He is planning to go back home to Kerala to relax and to write. (He is a published writer.)
I am proud to say that Hormis Tharakan is my brother.