Pinarayi alleges use of police to help RSS

Special Correspondent

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Communist Party of India (Marxist) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan has alleged that the Inspector-General of Police T.P. Senkumar's intervention during a police action at M.G. College here and his decision to suspend a police constable on the spot were part of the Government's bid to appease the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

In a statement here on Thursday, Mr. Vijayan said the happenings at M.G. College on November 23 were unheard of in the State's history. The police barged onto the college campus when Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists threw bombs at a police party causing serious injuries to a Circle Inspector. The police recovered swords and even bombs from the campus. Although nobody would justify innocent students being beaten up, there was no rationale in preventing the police from nabbing those who had thrown bombs at a Circle Inspector and who had amassed weapons on the campus. The IG's intervention at the time could not but be seen as one on behalf of the RSS, he said.

The CPI(M) leader also warned the Government against initiating action against the Kerala Police Association office-bearers for their having held a meeting and adopted a resolution registering their protest against the IG's action.