Senior Kerala cadre IAS officer Raju Narayana Swamy on Friday lashed out at the state government in the wake of media reports that it (Kerala government) has recommended the Centre to terminate him from service.

Reacting to reports that appeared in a section of the media that the state government has recommended to the Centre to terminate him from service, Swamy said he is being hunted as he had exposed corruptions in Coconut Development Board

“I am being hunted as I had exposed corruptions in Coconut Development board (CBD). I don’t blame anyone. I blame the system as well as Union service, who perpetrate corruption. From this what I understand is the system will try to destroy officers who stand against corruption,” said Swamy in Kochi. Stating that that he has received no official information regarding the termination, he said if such a decision was made it is payback for him doing his duty. “If the government moves forward with the termination bid, I will deal with it legally,” he said.

A news report said that the State had sent a recommendation to Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions to terminate the service of Swamy, who holds additional chief secretary’s post, on disciplinary grounds. According to reports, the charges levelled by the government when making the recommendation include unauthorised absence from office, in addition to failure in intimating the government about his whereabouts after completing tenure as the chairman of CDB.

State finance minister Thomas Isaac said he was not aware of any recommendation made to dismiss Swamy from service.