?We will make bombs in police stations to take on RSS,? Kerala Home Minister and Kannur strongman of CPM, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, had declared immediately after swearing in 2006. True to his words, the CPM and DYFI hegemony on police stations is leading the state to chaos, explosion and anarchy. Not only police stations, but jails in Kerala have also become killing-grounds for CPM goons to take on their adversary, the RSS.
On August 27, a prisoned RSS worker in Poojapura Central Jail of Thiruvanthapuram, Bose, was taking his bath when Krishna Kumar, Goonda and a criminal belonging to CPM Goonda gang of Omprakash, started attacking him with steel vessels and mugs. Bose sustained deep head injuries when other prisoners rushed to the spot Krishna Kumar ran away. The prisoners rushed to the Jail superintendent'sroom and demanded Bose to be taken to Medical College for treatment. By then, the CPM prisoners rushed to the spot in a bid to attack the other RSS prisoners. Prompt intervention by the Jail IG prevented the explosive situation.
By then, knowing the attack on their cadres, RSS workers, in hundreds, rushed to the jail gate and demanded immediate medical attention for Bose. Bose was rushed to the Medical College Hospital and admitted for scan and stitching. Trouble had been brewing in the jail for the past one week owing to the CPM protest against the Rakshabandhan conducted by RSS leaders and prisoners in the jail premises. Owing to the CPM pressure, the Jail Superintendent who allowed the function was shunted away.
For the past two decades, jails in Kerala are under total hegemony of CPM. Most of the jail authorities and jailors are under the diktats of CPM prisoners. Drugs, quality food, liquor, TV, mobile phones and even girls are made available to CPM prisoners. Moreover CPM prisoners are housed in separate wards. They always carry weapons in jail premises. On several occasions especially in Kannur Jail, RSS workers have been the victim of CPM attacks. In 2005, all the RSS prisoners in Kannur Jail were shifted to Thiruvananthapuram Jail, following attacks on them. Immediately after CPM came to power, it wanted the RSS prisoners, involved in CPM-RSS clashes in Kannur, to be shifted back to Kannur, obviously with murderous intentions. This was opposed by the honest and upright Jail DGP MGA Raman. He was then shunted out. But due to High Court intervention, as a result of RSS petition, the CPM ploy didn'twork.
The CPM plays politics even in getting parole. While CPM prisoners are granted parole most parts of the year, RSS prisoners are not given parole even for deaths, marriages and chronic illnesses.
Similar to the Naxal attacks on police stations, the Kottakkal Police Station in Malappuram district witnessed attacks on its inmates in the early hours of August 30 by a 30 strong DYFI goons gang. Hamdan, DYFI secretary, an accused in several cases including attacks on Muslim League corporators, shopping complexes and criminal cases, was arrested on midnight of August 29-30. At 4.15 am, 30 DYFI workers stormed the Station, attacked the Sentry on guard duty, threw away his rifle, released and forcibly took away Hamdan. The police force in the Station?Assistant S.I. Sadanandan, Head Constable Moosa and lady constables Philomina and Mary who tried to prevent them were brutally attacked and molested. They are in hospital with serious head injuries. Due to media and political hue and cry three DYFI leaders and Hamdan were rearrested. But the police personnel who resisted the DYFI attack, were suspended. Doing duty promptly is not allowed in CPM land!
CPM, DYFI, SFI and CITU hegemony on police stations, has always been the bonus of CPM rule. Many police stations, including Pathanamthitta, recently, has been the scene of CPM storming. In Thiruvananthapuram, a constable and SI, who prevented a traffic offence, were publically slapped and the Commissioner was pushed aside.
In a bid to control the sole voice that has been able to resist its hegemony politically and physically, the CPM Home Minister is contemplating curbing the RSS shakhas in the name of controlling Jehadi SIMI and NDF.