Report Wire - Pursued, tortured, and denied pension, retired Kerala IPS officer now works as safety officer

Report Wire

News at Another Perspective

Pursued, tortured, and denied pension, retired Kerala IPS officer now works as safety officer

3 min read
Pursued, tortured, and denied pension, retired Kerala IPS officer now works as security officer

Express News Service

KOCHI: An IPS officer who retired from service on April 30 has been working as a safety officer at a non-public firm at an undisclosed vacation spot to assist his household. He had allegedly been suspended from service for four-and-a-half years, tortured mentally and bodily and was denied retirement and pension advantages, and is compelled to stay in exile in a neighbouring state. Reason: he refused to just accept thenarrative of the ruling get together because the investigation officer within the Fazal homicide case.

“They will kill me any time. I am prepared to accept my destiny. But I want to ensure the safety of my children before that,” Ok Radhakrishnan, who retired because the commandant of KAP fifth battalion, instructed TNIE.

Radhakrishnan stated he was working as a safety officer at a non-public firm in a neighbouring state to earn a residing. “My daughter, who is a research scholar has opted for part-time research as we cannot afford her hostel expenses. My son who is a postgraduate had to drop out of the civil service coaching course. I had to sell my family property to fight the case and my house was auctioned by the bank as I defaulted on loan repayment,” he stated.

Radhakrishnan was serving because the DySP on the District Crime Records Bureau in Kannur when Mohammed Fazal, who left the CPM and joined NDF, was hacked to demise by a gang on October 22, 2006. Kannur DIG Ananthakrishnan appointed Radhakrishnan because the investigating officer and constituted a 20-member workforce to probe the homicide. An officer with an unblemished file, he had solved seven troublesome instances.

“The very next day of Fazal murder, the CPM had held a protest meeting where area secretary Karayi Rajan named four RSS workers who, he claimed, were involved in the murder. I detained all of them, recorded their statements and tracked all their activities before and after the incident. On day 2, home minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan summoned me to Payyambalam Guest House and directed me to filethe chargesheet within seven days. As I was convinced that the RSS men were not involved in the murder, I released them which antagonised the CPM leadership,” stated Radhakrishnan.

Meanwhile, Radhakrishnan traced the telephone calls of 300 individuals within the locality. Kalesh, an in depth aide of Karayi Chandrasekharan, had known as Karayi Rajan on his cell phone at 3.45am on October 22, the time when Fazal was murdered. Calls have been made to a few hospitals in Thalassery from the workplace variety of CPM Thalassery space committee minutes later.

“Two days later, the home minister again summoned me to Payyambalam Guest House and asked me what was my intention. He asked me to inform him before taking action against any party member. Subsequently, my team members turned hostile. Ten days later, I was removed from the investigation and the case was handed over to the crime branch,” he stated.

Radhakrishnan stated two key witnesses, who gave him essential info concerning the homicide of Fazal, have been killed mysteriously. Valsaraja Kurup, a BJP chief, was hacked to demise allegedly by the blade mafia whereas Panchara Shinil, a former member of CPM’s motion workforce, was discovered useless on the railway tracks in 2007.

The investigation was taken over by the CBI after Fazal’s spouse Mariyu approached the Kerala High Court. The CBI had filed the chargesheet in opposition to eight CPM employees in 2012. Following a plea by Fazal’s brother based mostly on the confession assertion of RSS employee Subeesh E, the High Court had ordered CBI to hold out an extra investigation. The company, nevertheless, rubbished the claims and filed the closure report not too long ago.

On December 15, 2006, Radhakrishnan was brutally assaulted by a bunch of get together employees. He suffered injury to the backbone and needed to spend one-and-a-half years within the hospital to recuperate. He was suspended on the cost of immoral trafficking. “There were three more attempts on my life after that,” he stated.

Radhakrishnan was suspended for the second time in 2016 when he was conferred IPS. He needed to struggle a four-and-a-half-year-long authorized battle to get reinstated. He served because the KAP fifth battalion commandant for eight months however was served a memo for disciplinary motion on April 29, 2021, a day forward of his retirement, simply to disclaim him retirement advantages. “The memo was served at 4.30 pm by a special messenger. Even my plea for professional pension was rejected,” he stated.