Panna Ismail, member of Al Ummah, threatens Tamil Nadu Police

Panna Ismail, one of the trio who created Muslim Defense force, is the mastermind behind an attempt to murder Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani near Madurai in 2011. Police Fakuruddin and Bilal Malik are the other two held along with him in Chittur, Andhra Pradesh. He has been charged with the murder of BJP Leader Auditor Ramesh, Hindu Munnani leader S Vellaiyappan, Paramakudi Murugan, Vellore Aravind Reddy and Padi Suresh. Police has suspected their support behind BJP office bomb blast in Bengaluru, 2013.

The trio were part of Al Ummah, a radical organisation, which served as the mastermind behind the bomb blast in Coimbatore and RSS Chennai office, 1993. Although the Government of Tamil Nadu has banned Al Ummah for their involvement in Coimbatore blasts, they have come up with a different political and non political organisations.

MA Jawahirullah, one of the founding members of Al Ummah, is also the founder of Tamil Nadu Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (TMMK), a political outfit. He later became the MLA of Ramanathapuram district, twice, claiming the support of both the Dravidian Parties. A radical wing under the leadership of P. Jainul Abideenlater later broke up from TMMK to form another faction called Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath (TNTJ).

In this video, Panna Ismail who has surrendered to the Police after being in parole, had warned the Policeman who urged him to enter the Police van. He has used abusive words and threatened the police with various gestures, twice.

This is not the first occasion but the representatives of both TNTJ and TMMK have always engaged in violence with the Tamil Nadu Police. The Ambur protests in 2015 ended with violence, where an organized mob attacked trucks and buses, Police vehicles were torched, police personnel including women were pelted with stones, bricks and attacked with knives. The then Ambur MLA Aslam Batcha, belonging to TMMK was allegedly active in directing this mob against the Police personnel.

Late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had once equated Tamil Nadu police with Scotland yard, the Tamil Nadu Police is slowly losing its charm, at least in dealing with radical Islamic elements as shown above.

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