K.V. Thomas - Report Submitted

K.V.Thomas has over 36 years of distinguished service in the Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, and has vast experience in the fields of intelligence, national security, policing, human/civil rights, ethnic conflicts and left-wing extremism. He retired from the Bureau in 2010 and is now actively associated with Community policing schemes in Kerala.

K.V.Thomas has over 36 years of distinguished service in the Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. He has worked in various capacities in different parts of India including insurgency-affected areas of the North East, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala and is well-versed in the socio-economic, political and developmental issues in those States. He participated in counter-insurgency operations in Assam during 1989-93. He has vast experience in the fields of intelligence, national security, policing, human/civil rights, ethnic conflicts and left-wing extremism. For his outstanding contributions to the Bureau, he was decorated with the prestigious President’s Police Medal for distinguished service in 2008, the Indian Police Medal for Meritorious service in 1996 and the Antharik Suraksha Pathak (for participation in counter-insurgency/extremist operations) in 2000, besides special awards of the Bureau for outstanding professional performance in sensitive assignments.

 

As a Police Fellowship Scholar (1998) of the National Police Academy, Hyderabad, K.V. Thomas undertook research on “Policing, Left Wing Extremism and Human/Civil Rights Issues - A Case Study of Andhra Pradesh”. The National Police Academy has incorporated the major findings of this thesis in its training module. His first book, “Human Rights, Terrorism and Policing,” published by the Indian Social Institute, New Delhi in 1999, unfolded a plethora of sensitive issues related to terrorism and policing. In 2012, his second work “Policing in 21st Century - Myth, Realities and Challenges”, was published. His third book, “Human Rights, Civil Liberties and NGOs,” will be published by Sage India, New Delhi.

 

K.V. Thomas retired from the Bureau in 2010 and is now actively associated with Community policing schemes in Kerala.

Research :

As a Public Policy Scholar with The Hindu Centre, K.V. Thomas studied the effect of independent organisations in weaning away marginalised sections of society from the influence of left-wing extremism in Kerala.

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