Chennai, Jan 25 (BPNS)
History sheeter and notorious don, Padappai Guna who is an accused in 25 criminal cases including murder surrendered before the Madras High court on Tuesday. Police were on the lookout for the gangster with several criminal cases registered against him at Kancheepuram.
Guna is involved in murder, attempt to murder, kidnap, and extortions in several cases in Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu districts of Tamil Nadu. Recently the Kancheepuram police had held a meeting with the industrialists at Sriperumbadur and told them not to succumb to pressure from gangsters for protection money. The Tamil Nadu police in a bid to showcase the state as an investment destination do not want complaints from a place like Sriperumbudur where several Multi-National Corporations (MNCs) have set shop.
It may be noted that several small units and micro industries were facing trouble from gangsters like Guna who tried to extort money from industries.
The Tamil Nadu DGP, C. Sylendrababu has constituted a special team of police officers led by ADGP, Velladurai considered an expert in cracking high profile criminal cases, to catch Guna and bring him before the law of the land.
Velladurai is himself being named as one of the tough police officers of Tamil Nadu and is been seen in the criminal circles of Tamil Nadu as an encounter specialist. He was also in the team of TN police officers who had killed forest brigand Veerappan in 2004.
He was also part of the Tamil Nadu police team that had gunned down gangster Veeramani in 2003.
Sources in the police told BPNS that the constitution of the new police team under ADGP Velladurai has sent shock waves across the criminals in and around the state and the surrender of Padayappa Guna before the Madras High Court is seen as a move to protect himself from the ire of the police officer who is considered as a no-nonsense taskmaster and goes for the kill.