Tamil Nadu triple murder case: Reward for hard work, say cops

The senior police officers who led the probe into the brutal triple murder feel elated over the verdict.

Published: 06th June 2017 04:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th June 2017 04:30 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

CHENNAI: The senior police officers who led the probe into the brutal triple murder feel elated over the verdict.

Pravesh Kumar, the then Superintendent of Police, who guided the investigators, said, “It gives a big satisfaction. The verdict is a reward for the hard work of the investigating team.”

Currently serving as Deputy Commissioner of Police, Kilpauk, Kumar looked into every bit of information received by the team during the course of the probe. His guidance led the cops to finally zero in on the culprits.

“The paperwork relating to recording evidences and statements of the accused and the witnesses had to be done in a meticulous and careful way,” observed G Subbulakshmi, then Additional SP (currently commandant, TSP, Pochampalli) who headed the team.

Recalling the ordeal of the police in tracing the culprits, the Investigation Officer K Parameshwara, then DSP, Anti-Land Grab Cell, said that the cops had spent three months of sleepless nights before nabbing all the three murderers, who also committed a similar crime in nearby Karur where one of the victims was a child.

A close vigil on the activities of Elango helped the police zero in on the murderers. His banking activities helped the police trap him. “We came to know that he had retrieved jewellery from a bank by repaying considerable amount of money and had been spending money lavishly. That led us to conclusively decide his involvement in the crime,” Parameshwara, who retired as Additional SP, noted.

The cops, in disguise, had a harrowing time at a location outside Namakkal as they set a trap through S Kamaraj for the main accused Santhanam. Sensing some trouble, he initially refused to touch down on the rendezvous as suggested by Kamaraj. However, a clever ploy employed by the cops finally did him in.


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