• The train I did not miss!

    This is when I was investigating into the case of a missing train in 1986 in Bangalore city. A local transporter was hired by the M/s. Suri & Nayar [San Engineering] Company to transport the locomotive manufactured by them from their factory at Whitefield to Durgapur in West Bengal. The...

  • Receiving memento from the one and only super cop

    During the 1970's, right under the present day Richmond Flyover there was a circle called 'Richmond Circle'. The volume of traffic on the roads meeting at the circle was not that heavy compared to the present standards. But still the super cop Mr. B.N.Garudachar, IPS, who was the Commissioner of...

  • Gauri Lankesh case: Heading where?

    The job of a studious police officer investigating a criminal case is to collect all necessary evidence to connect the crime to the accused. Whatever the investigating officer does in this process, like securing the suspects, interrogating them, subjecting them to various forensic tests, recording...

  • Retired hurt: The memento that pricked my ego

    After completing more than three decades of successful and satisfying service I retired from the police in October 2005. On my retirement day, a small farewell party was arranged. Some senior IPS officers also graced the occasion. At the end of the function a memento was presented to me. It was a...

  • When a golden moment had a silver lining

    On Thursday, the Bangalore University during its annual convocation issued cash prizes in cheques in lieu of gold medals because of a funds crunch to the utter disappointment of students and their parents. Really shameful. This reminds me of an incident when I was given the Chief...

  • An unforgettable interview

    This is how I looked like and this is what I wore on my interview day 45 years ago. There were 70 posts of police sub-inspectors to be filled up. Applications were in the thousands. After rigorous elimination process via physical and written tests, 210 candidates were called for a 'viva voce' test...

  • K'taka assembly polls will be Neelamani Raju's first big test

    If someone asked whether women empowerment is a myth or reality, I would say it's a reality in Karnataka, because of our CM. Siddaramiah has selected a woman to the top post and has made her the Director General & Inspector General of Police for Karnataka. By this, she becomes the first woman...

  • MK Ganapathy case: Surprising CBI hasn't added additional sections

    On Sept 5, 2017, Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Umesh Lalit of the Supreme Court of India directed that the investigation in M.K.Ganapathy case be handed over to CBI. The SC has asked that the CBI may as far as possible complete the investigation within three months. The court gave an option to the...

  • Wanted: Top cops to lead and guide

    ๐“๐ก๐ž g๐จ๐ฅ๐๐ž๐ง ๐๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ when top police officers were p๐ซ๐จ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž and would motivate their juniors ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ ๐จ๐ง๐ž. ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐ž m๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐š ๐๐ž๐œ๐š๐๐ž ๐š๐ ๐จ. They would ๐ ๐ฎ๐ข๐๐ž, ๐ž๐๐ฎ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ž, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐›๐จ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐ฆ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐ ...

  • Pothole deaths: Time to go after civic authorities

    I recall a case wherein a senior citizen was taking an evening walk with his wife on the footpath near Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Nagarbhavi, in Jnanabharathi Police Station limits, Bengaluru City. It was around sunset. The elderly gentleman's wife was a few footsteps behind him. When the...

  • Gauri Lankesh case: Ballistics data holds the key

    Any Investigating officer investigating a sensational and sensitive case like the Gauri Lankesh murder case should go with the 'theory of beneficiary'. Gauri's killing in all probability was not for monetary gain. It's not related to any property dispute, and it's not even because of any political...

  • Gauri Lankesh case: Did B'luru police forget Locard's principle?

    Among others things, cadet police officers in the police academy are also taught forensic science. In forensic science, Locard's exchange principle holds that the perpetrator of a crime will bring something into the crime scene and leave with something from it, and that both can be used as...