Former Cop to write book on Veerappan elimination

Retired IPS officer who led the ‘Operation Cocoon’ eliminating the forest brigand Veerappan is currently writing the nearly 1,000 page book on Veerappan,

The forest brigade Veerappan had challenged the police force of three Southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala for more than two decades. He ruled 6,000 sq km forest in poached over 200 elephants, smuggled ivory worth hundreds of crore of rupees and killed more than 180 people, mostly police and forest officials.

“It is a first hand experience book. My aim is to give a clear and correct picture on how Veerapan was killed,” said Kumar, currently serving as senior Security Advisor to the Home Ministry after his retirement as chief of CRPF.

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