Police chief visits Kasaragod

State Police Chief K.S. Balasubramanian has said the Police Department is exploring options on whether the ongoing probe into the counterfeit currency cases in the district involving international nexus should be handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Compared to other parts of the State, there had been recurring cases of attempts to circulate counterfeit currency notes in Kasaragod and the police were exploring options whether the ongoing probe by the local police and the Crime Branch wing should be handed over to the NIA in view of the international links of the accused, he said.

The DGP, who was on a maiden visit to the district after assuming office, met senior police officers of the northern range. The police were also closely assessing the recurring communal tensions in parts of the district and would post required staff if the situation warranted, he said.

On the shortage of vehicles with the department, the police chief said the situation was more or less similar in rest of the State.

On the decision to transfer Valapattanam sub inspector B.K. Siju, who had engaged in a heated altercation with K. Sudhakaran, MP, the DGP said he was not making any comments on the issue as the Chief Minister himself had made remarks on the controversy.

He expressed concern over the recent reports of sizeable presence of naxals in south Indian States.

  • Recurring bids to circulate fake notes

  • International links of the accused