By Nitin A Gokhale
If K. Vijay Kumar wanted, he could have written an autobiography — perhaps titled “Supercop”, which would have been a runaway bestseller given the numerous accomplishments he has against his name as an IPS officer. Vijay Kumar was among the first batch of IPS officers to join the SPG, the Special Protection Group that guards Prime Ministers; he also had a successful tenure fighting militancy in Kashmir in the late 1990s while serving in the Border Security Force besides various postings in the Tamil Nadu Police. He is, however, best known for eliminating the dreaded brigand Veerappan in 2004 as head of the Tamil Nadu Special Task Force (STF).
It is therefore fitting that Vijay Kumar has chosen to write on one of the most challenging assignments he undertook in a career spanning over three decades. Veerappan: Chasing the Brigand is an unputdownable book, specially for those who love thrillers.