Three members of the Kerala Police accused of leaking sensitive information to extremist groups have been transferred. Civil police officers PV Aliyar, PS Riyas, and Abdul Samad from the Idukki district were being investigated for allegedly giving information to extremist organizations through computers at the Munnar police station.
On May 15, officials revealed that the three had compromised the station’s computer and exposed sensitive material to the Popular Front of India (PFI) jihadis. District police chief R Karuppasamy designated Munnar deputy SP KR Manoj to investigate. After that, their cell phones were seized and handed to the cyber cell.
Now, the district police chief has received a report from the deputy SP for Munnar asking for a thorough investigation into the occurrence. As the first step in response to an internal report, Aliyar and Riyas were transferred to Ernakulam district, while Samad was assigned to the Kottayam district.
Situations forced the state to penalize police officers thrice in the last few months for breaking service rules after allegations of their ties to extremist organizations arose. A female officer who shared a Popular Front of India leader’s Facebook post earlier this month was suspended from the service. An attack on the police and the judiciary was made on Facebook by PFI state leader AA Rauf, shared by Ramla Ismail, an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) at Kanjirappally police station in Kottayam district.
A civil police officer at the Karimannoor police station in Idukki, close to Thodupuzha, named PK Anas, was fired in February for allegedly giving sensitive information to the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), a PFI political branch.
In May, Jishad Badruddin, a Kerala Fire and Rescue Services personnel, was arrested for his role in killing RSS worker Sreenivasan. Sreenivasan, a former RSS Palakkad district Sharirik Shikshan Pramukh was hacked to death on April 16 by PFI terrorists. Incidentally, this is the same fire and rescue department that conducted ‘training sessions’ for PFI jihadis in Aluva, Kerala, in April.
These are strange times when such police personnel receive transfers/ suspensions as opposed to being fired. A deadly terrorist-leaning sleeper cell called Pacha Velicham (Green Light) is believed to have infiltrated inside the Kerala Police. Discontent is brewing within the force against the government’s blind appeasement.