A State of ‘Encounters’: Madhumita Dutta APRIL 15, 2012 tags: Chennai Police, encounter deaths, Velachery incident by Nivedita Menon This guest post has been written by MADHUMITA DUTTA, a Chennai-based activist and writer, in conversation with Savukku Shankar, a...
Gandhi, the Congress party president, had come to Chennai—along with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and two former prime ministers—to join the celebrations marking Karunanidhi’s 50th anniversary as a legislator, an unprecedented milestone in Indian politics. But on this humid summer day, as thousands of his followers from across the state converged on the burning sands to celebrate their leader’s longevity, the then 83-year-old chief minister of Tamil Nadu had something else on his mind.
Though we have come across numerous cases of fence eating the grass, the incident which you are about to know would shock your conscience, because, this is not done by a person in the lower echelons of police, but a top cop who is going to be a Director General of Police at least for seven years.
Last week, the website www.tamilleader.in published a story of how the enforcers of law broke the law in all possible ways.