Veerappan Hunt a 'Waste of Time'
A senior police officer in the southern Indian state of Karnataka has said the security forces should call off their 15-year-old hunt for the country’s most-wanted bandit, Veerappan. HT Sangliana, who was one of India’s most popular police officers, said the security forces would never be able to flush out Veerappan from his hideout in the Satyamangalam forests. Mr Sangliana, who has been the subject of least three films, said the operation was futile. He retired as Karnataka’s additional director-general of police on Monday. Mr Sangliana was associated for many years with the Special Task Force assigned the task of capturing the bandit. He told the BBC the best course of action would be to call off the search and take steps to facilitate Veerappan’s surrender. Full Story