Coimbatore: Deputy superintendent of police, Crime Brach – CID (Special Investigation Division), S Anantha Kumar has been selected for the President’s medal for meritorious service. The award will be given to him at a function to be held in Chennai.
Anantha Kumar, who hails from Krishnagiri town, had joined Tamil Nadu police as a sub-inspector in 1996. He was posted in several districts, including Trichy, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli. He became an inspector in 2005 and worked at Tenkasi, Courtallam, Surandai, Koodankulam and other police stations in Tirunelveli district. He also served as inspector of police in Kanyakumari, Coimbatore and Vellore districts.

Anantha Kumar was the investigation officer of the auditor Ramesh murder case. A police team led by him had arrested ‘Police’ Fakruddin in Chennai and based on information from him, surrounded a house at Puthur in Andhra Pradesh and arrested Banna Ismail, Bilal Malik and accomplices at gun point. Late chief minister J Jayalalithaa had rewarded Rs 5 lakh to all team members and gave them promotions.

In 2013, Anantha Kumar was promoted as DSP and was posted at the CB-CID (SID). His team investigated the murder of Hindu Munnani spokesperson Sasikumar and arrested four accused in connection with the case in 2016.

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