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Tamil Nadu police crackdown on criminals involved in revenge killings and hate

- September 28, 2021

Chennai, Sept 28 (BPNS)

After the state Director General of Police, S. Saylendra Babu ordered the state police to crack down on rowdy elements who are waiting for revenge killings and hate killings, the police have brought to book several history sheeters and those waiting in the wings to be inducted as full-time killers.

The DGP had on Saturday met the police officers of South Tamil Nadu and directed them to spare no one who was preparing for killings and revenge killings. The DGP had met his subordinate officers following widespread criticism against the state police in the 4 back to back beheadings in the Tirunelveli and Dindigul districts of the state.

Beheadings were mainly the result of earlier killings and in most of these murders, caste was a major factor and the fight is now between the Dalit community on the one side and the Thevar community on the other side.

2500 people were rounded up and around 800 weapons including machete’s, swords, daggers, iron rods, and steel pipes were confiscated from the procession of several gangs of these districts. Police also could recover 3 firearms from these gangs and the department has already carried out a detailed probe on the availability of firearms.

In Chennai on Monday, police arrested S. Murugesan,64, and his two sons, M. Murugan, 30 and M. Karthik,23, and their friend, E. Praveen Kumar (24). The police intelligence had given a tip-off that Murugesan was trying for revenge on the killing of his elder son, M. Saravanan who was hacked to death in front of a Tasmac liquor shop on August 1, 2021.

The accused in Saravanan’s murder case Manikandan, Shyam, Ajith, and Vijay are in Chennai central jail and were about to be released on bail when police intelligence gave tip-off on the plan of Murugesan and his family.

“R. Padmanabhan of Socio-Economic Development Foundation (SEDF), a  Think Tank based out of Madurai whiles speaking to BPNS said, “ Unless police crackdown on the revenge killers this will continue and the initiative taken by the DGP is good. For ensuring law and order in the state police have to be tough and never allow the law get out of hands.”