Madurai: Expressing serious concern about number of cases of organized crimes by mercenaries in Tamil Nadu, Madras High Court Bench here has asked state government to file an affidavit on the activities of such gangs.
Giving the direction to Home Secretary and Director General of Police, Justice N Kirubakaran in his interim order on a bail application of two murder accused, also wanted officials to provide district wise statistics regarding crimes committed by organised gangs in the past ten years.
Hearing the bail pleas of the two, accused of murdering a Naam Tamilar Katchi organiser in February, 2011, the Judge sought to know if any political, religious, communal or extremists were backing such organized crime groups.
He also wanted to know the steps taken to control such groups and whether there was any seperate police wing to tackle the groups.
The Judge pointed out that two of the hirelings, who were allegedly involved in the murder of the NTK organiser,had come out on bail and had committed another murder on July 11,2012.