Chennai, Feb 10 (BPNS)
Tamil Nadu state president of the BJP and former IPS officer, K. Annamalai has said that his phone is being tapped on a daily basis by the Tamil Nadu intelligence department.
He was addressing media persons at the BJP state headquarters on Thursday.
The BJP leader said that his phone was under surveillance round the clock by the Tamil Nadu intelligence wing and that it was totally illegal. He also said that surveillance against him has gone to the next level.
The former IPS officer who quit the All India service to join politics said that the intelligence wing of the Tamil Nadu police was dominating the proceedings of the police force. He said that technically the DGP law and order was in charge of the police department but added that the ADGP intelligence of Tamil Nadu police was dominating the state police department and that it was an unfortunate development.
He said,” When the chief of the intelligence wing of the state police takes the role of the decision-maker, the department becomes politically inclined. The messing up of the Lavanya suicide case was due to the involvement of the intelligence department and if this continues, policing in the state will get politicized. “
The BJP state president also asked as to why the post of DGP was in Tamil Nadu if the intelligence wing was taking over the reins of the state police.
When asked whether ample security was provided to the BJP state headquarters where a petrol bomb attack had taken place in the early hours of Thursday, Annamalai said,” Normally I don’t talk about my personal security and of the party office. As you asked I will tell you that after this government assumed office in Tamil Nadu, my security was reduced from Y category security to X category security where only one gunman is provided.”.
The BJP state president also said that the security provided to the BJP state headquarters on both sides of the lane was withdrawn. He said that he was not aware on the basis of the Tamil Nadu intelligence withdrawing the security to him and the party office.