Book ‘Veerappan, Chasing the Brigand’ Released

IAS Prelims 2023

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh released the book titled ‘Veerappan, Chasing the Brigand’, written by K. Vijay Kumar, Senior Security Adviser, Ministry of Home Affairs.

Shri Vijay Kumar, who was the Chief of the Special Task Force (STF) that was behind the killing of Veerappan during “Operation Cocoon” in 2004, is a role model for the new IPS Officers.

The book will be a source of valuable inspiration offering insight into the tactics that went into the wiping out of the dreaded forest brigand on whom a prize money of Rupees 5 crores had been declared more than a decade back.

Vijay Kumar is a former 1975 batch IPS Officer from the Tamil Nadu cadre. He headed the prestigious Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad in 2008 and has also served as the Director General of Central Reserve Police Force.