Deputy Commissioner of South Bengaluru, IPS officer Annamalai Kuppusamy has submitted his resignation letter on Tuesday. The word is that the IPS who is also known as the “Singham of Karnataka” will join BJP in Tamil Nadu. A few close to the IPS have also confirmed the same.
Annamalai told the media, “I have resigned from IPS, (and) it will take some time for the government to follow the procedure and accept my resignation. I am very clear about my decision, I want to quit policing.”
“I had given a lot of thought about quitting the police service for almost one year. I have done my policing work and wore Khaki with a lot of pride. But I always believe that in our life we can do other work too. I am resigning with pride and happiness,” he said.
Annamalai’s close aides, who worked with him in Chikkamagaluru district, have said that the officer wished to join politics.
Annamalai had said he was doing the police job to understand the problems of people at the grassroots level. “I wish to take up works based on my experience in policing in the field of politics,” he is said to have told his close aides.
He said that even before entering civil service, he nurtured a dream of doing multiple works. “Now I am done with policing. We have a life ahead and we can do much more. Media are showing that I am joining politics. I want to make it clear that I have not taken any such decision yet. Right now I need a break. I have to go back to my native place. I want to take some time out and enjoy those small things in life which I had missed out. After the break, let’s see where God takes me.”
Annamalai clarified that he has not spoken to any political party or leader. “I wanted to quit before elections, but I didn’t want to create any inconvenience. So I waited till Monday and I resigned today,” he added.