The recent story we’re telling you about is about the Kozhikode Train Arson Case, which happened on April 2. The Kerala government has reportedly suspended a top IPS officer and the former head of the state’s ATS unit, P Vijayan.
He is accused of giving out information about Shahrukh Saifi, who is accused of starting the fire on the Kozhikode train. What is this case about, and why has the top IPS officer been put on leave? In this piece, we’ll tell you all about the news.
It has been said that Shahrukh Saifi was caught on April 5 in Ratnagiri, three days after a train was set on fire. Reports say that while the train was on the Korapuzha bridge near Elathur in Kozhikode, the accused poured gasoline on his fellow passengers and set them on fire. Also Read – Who is Lynn Fowler? Former City of Decatur Mayor Lynn Fowler died
In the panic, three people, including a woman and a baby, jumped off the train and died. Nine other people were seriously hurt. When a customer pulled the chain to stop the train, the accused ran away.
The probe team was led by ADGP M R Ajithkumar. The cops worked hard to solve the case and even made a sketch of the person who did it so they could catch him. Shahrukh Saifi, who was from Noida and was being held in custody, was the person who was charged. Also Read – Boult Audio Drift Pro AMOLED Smartwatch Launched In India
He was taken by road from Ratnagiri, which is in Maharashtra, to Kozhikode district, which is in Kerala. Now, it has been said that former head of the state’s ATS unit, IPS officer P Vijayan, released information about how accused Saifi was transported.
Officer P. Vijayan wasn’t part of the team that was looking into what happened, so his partner, SI. Manoj Kumar, called the officers who were taking the suspect from Ratnagiri to Kozhikode.
The investigation team had trouble getting the suspect to the police station because their car broke down on the way. ADGP Ajith Kumar’s report was used to decide what to do about the IPS officer. Also Read – The actress Jacklyn Zeman died at the age of 70
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) from the Kerala police has been put together by the state to look into the case further. The accused hasn’t said why he or she did what they did yet. Now, ADGP K Padamakumar would be in charge of the team looking into the case.