Janmabhumi reported that Kerala Police suspended a Sub-Insector (SI) from Kottayam district for having terrorist links. Cyber Cell SI Rijumon has been suspended. The action came after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) found that he had leaked secret information to terrorist organizations.
Rijumon had alleged links with a few Kerala-based terrorists associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). NIA officers recently arrested these terror suspects from Chennai and the Sathyamangalam forest in Tamil Nadu. It was reported that Rijumon was under NIA surveillance for some time.
NIA then directed the Kerala Police to suspend Rijumon immediately. Usually, if such action is taken, it is announced through a press release. Interestingly, Kerala Police allegedly decided to keep Rijumon’s suspension a secret.
Earlier, Rijumon, a native of Kottayam Thazathangadi, was working at the East Police Station. Thazhathangadi is known as the center of the Islamist terror outfits in Kottayam city. Communist leaders from the district confirmed this but were later forced to take a U-turn.
A few years ago, a Muslim couple disappeared from this locality. On 6 April 2017, Hashim (42) and his wife Habiba (37) went missing. The couple entrusted their two children Fida and Bilal to Hashim’s father Abdul Khader and went out of their house at Arupara, near Thazhathangadi, on the outskirts of the town to buy dinner for them. They went out in their car at dusk claiming they would buy food on the day of a hartal. They took the car with a temporary registration but had failed to take their mobiles with them. Neither did they take their ATM cards. No information has been received about them till today.
The police recovered CCTV footage of the car passing a nearby bridge. It was alleged that the incident was related to terrorist organizations. There were also indications that Rijumon interfered in the investigation. Yet the question arises as to why the strategic Cyber Cell was entrusted to such an officer.
In December 2021, HinduPost reported that Kerala police suspended PK Anas after it was found that the special police officer was leaking information about RSS workers to the Popular Front of India (PFI). He was handing over details that included addresses, family member details, and exact locations of citizens that Kerala Police themselves had collected as part of a plan to protect them.
This is not the first time that infiltration of the PFI in the Kerala police force has come to the fore. Many years ago, intelligence reports suggested radicalization and pointed to a WhatsApp group of police officers called the Pacha Velicham (Green Light). It is suspected that sections of the Communist regime also use this group to carry out the party agenda.
In October 2022, an (NIA) report confirmed that 873 Popular Front of India (PFI) terrorists had infiltrated the Kerala Police. These sleeper cell police personnel work in the Special Branch, Intelligence, Law and Order departments of the state police and hold the office of top officials. There were allegations against them that they had leaked information about the movements of the police force and inspections to those associated with the PFI.
In December 2022, National Investigation Agency (NIA) officers conducted multiple raids against the Popular Front of India (PFI) second-rung terrorist homes in Kerala. Just like the 23 September raids, this time, PFI spies embedded in Kerala Police leaked the information. This helped some terrorists escape in the nick of time.
The latest report also says that some information about the assistance provided by these police officers to Islamist terror outfits has been handed over to the Kerala police chief. Citizen’s tax money is spent on molding and feeding the police force. Helping terrorist organizations and leaking documents from police records to terrorist organizations is an unforgivable offense and a severe challenge to the people and the government.