Kottayam: The BJP is urging Union Home Minister Amit Shah to step in, regarding the Kottayam District Police Chief’s report on terrorist activities in Erratupetta. N. Hari, the BJP Central Zone President, has written a letter requesting immediate central intervention to address the escalating presence of anti-national forces in Kottayam and Idukki districts.
N. Hari stressed the need for central forces to be deployed strategically, according to the recommendations outlined in the report of the Superintendent of Police (SP). The letter sent to the Union Home Minister calls for proactive measures to counter the growing strength of these ant-national forces. N. Hari insists on immediate action against Popular Front activists who, after the ban of PFI, have aligned themselves with other parties and are persisting in terrorist activities.
The indication on terrorism issues in the Erattupetta area was mentioned in the report submitted to the state police chief by district police chief K Karthik IPS against the construction of a revenue tower on land near Erattupetta police station. The SP’s report identified religious, terrorism, and law and order concerns in Erratupetta.
However, organizations such as SDPI and Welfare Party of India put forth an unusual argument, claiming that the SP had insulted Erattupetta. Both the CPI(M) and Congress adopted a similar stance, with representatives from various quarters openly protesting against the SP. While efforts by religious and communal groups to cast the SP as the accused, the BJP has called for the Center’s intervention in response to this report.