‘Informer-Cop Nexus Behind TN Islamic Fundamentalism’

published on April 11, 2014

In a startling revelation it has come to light that a senior police officer in Tamil Nadu had last year written to the Director General of Police blaming an alleged nexus between Muslim police informers and intelligence sleuths as the reason for thriving Islamic fundamentalist activities including planting of bombs in Madurai. A Muslim police informer was allegedly involved in the planting of a high intensity pipe bomb en route senior BJP leader L K Advani’s rath yatra in the temple town during 2011.

These deep impacting allegations were made by former Madurai SP V Balakrishnan in two confidential letters written to the DGP and Additional DGP in March and August 2013.

Madras High Court (File photo/PTI)
These letters were on Thursday produced in the Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) by Peter Ramesh Kumar, the counsel for a petitioner, who sought a CBI probe into the various bomb planting cases in Madurai alleging that the real accused were not arrested.

Balakrishnan has argued that police informers belonging to the Muslim community were themselves indulging in subversive activities by abusing the faith the police had placed on them and also due to their alleged nexus with some corrupt intelligence sleuths.

To buttress this contention, Balakrishnan in a letter to the DGP dated March 29, 2013 pointed to a case registered by the Avaniyapuram police against Syed Wahab and Ismath relating to a case of extortion. Of them, Ismath, who was an informer for the City Intelligence unit, was involved in the Advani pipe bomb planting case.

Also, Vijaya Perumal, a head constable attached to the Madurai City Intelligence Wing, had joined hands with Wahab and conducted kangaroo courts settling controversial real estate dealings.

Balakrishnan had in another letter written to the Additional DGP on August 23, 2013 strongly objected to the transfer of an Inspector of the SIT who was probing cases related to bombs planted by Islamic fundamentalists in the temple town. He feared that the transfer of Inspector Madasamy would embolden fundamentalists to carry on with their subversive activities.

The petitioner’s counsel contended it proved that the police themselves had backed some fundamentalists and due to their intervention the real accused in the bomb planting cases were not arrested. Justice R Subbiah, who heard the case adjourned it to April 21 for further hearing.

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