Veerappan, Chasing the Brigand authored by K Vijay Kumar

Posted on:10 Feb 2017 09:15:55
Veerappan, Chasing the Brigand authored by K Vijay Kumar
10 February 2017 Current Affairs: The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on 8 February 2017 released the book titled - Veerappan, Chasing the Brigand.

The book was written by K Vijay Kumar, Senior Security Adviser in the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

The book is considered as an authoritative narrative as the author K Vijay Kumar spearheaded the Tamil Nadu Special Task Force (STF) that planned and executed the Veerappan’s encounter in 2004.

Highlights of Veerappan, Chasing the Brigand : The book is a lucid and incisive account of the rise and fall of India’s most dreaded forest brigand.

The book narrates various incidents that shaped Veerappan’s life - whether it is his birth in Gopinatham in 1952 or his death in 2004 in a shootout in Padi.

 It traces his dramatic rise from a small-time poacher and sandalwood smuggler to a brutal fugitive who held three states to ransom for two decades.

The book describes ruthless killings and high-profile kidnappings masterminded by Veerappan in a fascinating detail.

K Vijay Kumar :  He is a former 1975 batch IPS officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre.

 He headed the prestigious Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNA) in Hyderabad in 2008.He also served as the Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

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