Extremist 'Police' Fakrudeen shifted from Puzhal jail to hospital due to 'chest pain'

After he complained of chest pain, police on Friday shifted extremist S Fakrudin. also known as 'Police' Fakrudeen, from Puzhal Central prison to Government Stanley Hospital. According to sources, after he complained of chest pain during the early hours of Friday, he was rushed to the Stanley hospital where he was admitted in the Intensive care unit (ICU).

After tests, he was brought back to Puzhal prison. Tamil Nadu police arrested Fakrudin in 2013. Following his arrest, DMK leader M Karunanidhi had said there was a mystery behind the arrest of Fakrudeen and the government was adding to the confusion by making inconsistent statements. In a statement, he had said when Chief Minister Jayalalithaa released the list of 21 police officials involved in the arrest of Fakrudeen, on October 9, the name of police inspector Veerakumar was missing. They were given a cash price of Rs. 5 lakh each.

The Crime Branch-CID had told the court of Judicial Magistrate (JM)-3, Vellore, that Fakrudeen had confessed that he and his two associates Bilal Malik and Panna Ismail were involved in five murders, including those of four leaders of Hindu outfits, in different parts of the State. Fakruedeen's arrest led the police to a hideout at Puttur in Andhra Pradesh, where two more suspected al-Umma men were arrested  after an 11-hour standoff during which they locked themselves in a house with a woman and three children and threatened to trigger an explosion.