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Veerappan: Chasing the Brigand
Veerappan: Chasing the Brigand

Veerappan: Chasing the Brigand

by K Vijay Kumar

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Language

English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

9788129145352 - Year: 2017 - Pages: 250

Binding

Paperback

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Author: K Vijay Kumar
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2017
Language: English
Pages: 250
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129145352

Description

No other bandit in recent times has captured the public’s imagination as much as Koose Muniswamy Veerappan. Be it his trademark moustache, stories of his daring escapades or his ruthless massacre of officers, Veerappan continues to fascinate, even thirteen years after his death. Veerappan: Chasing the Brigand is a lucid and incisive account of the rise and fall of India’s most dreaded forest brigand.

Chronicled by K. Vijay Kumar, IPS, the man who spearheaded the Tamil Nadu Special Task Force (STF) that planned and executed the dreaded bandit’s killing, the book relives the various incidents that shaped Veerappan’s life – from his birth in Gopinatham in 1952 to his death in 2004 in a shootout in Padi. It traces his dramatic rise from a small-time poacher and sandalwood smuggler to a brutal fugitive who held three states to ransom for two decades.

The ruthless killings and high-profile kidnappings masterminded by Veerappan, including the 108-day ordeal involving Kannada cinema superstar, Dr Rajkumar, are described in fascinating detail. Veerappan: Chasing the Brigand is the most authentic account of the life and times of the dreaded outlaw.

The two man arrived at a muddy pool, where Arjunan stopped. Several figures rose fom the bushes. One of them was a tall, rangy man with a handlebar moustache. Srinivas was initially triumphant, but soon realized that something wasn’t right. Veerappan was holding a rifle and staring at him. Srinivas looked around. Reality sunk in. He realized he was alone with Arjunan. As the extent of his predicament dawned on Srinivas, Veerappan and his men began to laugh. Before Srinivas could react, Veerappan fired. He slumped to the ground, dead. But Veerappan was still not satisfied. He chopped off Srinivas’s head and carried the grisly trophy back to his camp, where he and the others kicked it around like a football.

Contents

Contents

Introduction
Prologue: Springing the Trap

Part 1: The Making of a Cop
1. Life as a Rookie
2. The Call that Started It All

Part 2: The Veerappan Files
3. Rise of a Brigand
4. Death of a Newborn
5. A Blow to Veerappan
6. The Good Friday Massacre
7. Three Hit, Not Out
8. The Fort without a King
9. Ambush in MM Hills
10. The Biggest Raid on Veerappan's Camp
11. The STF's First Casualty-Senthil
12. The~I,OOO-crore Ransom Demand
13. Unfriendly Fire
14. Hillside Ambush"
15. Execution of an Informer
16. One Day, Two Escapes

Part 3: The Rajkumar Saga and its Fallout
17. An Audacious Abduction
18. Hostage Crisis
19. A Hero's Welcome
20. Close Encounters in Semmandhi
21. A Mother's Wrath
22. The Marina Beach Encounter
23. Inside Veerappan's Lair
24. The Last Victim

Part 4: Operation Cocoon
25. Back with the STF
26. Getting Down to Brass Tacks
27. Operation Boston
28. Operation Inundation
29. Planting a Mole
30. Enter Hitman
31. Contact, at Last
32. The Longest Day
33. The Longest Night
34. Shootout at Padi

Epilogue
Appendix 1
Acknowledgements

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