V . SITHANNAN
The only Police Officer in India, who authored 13 books on Law and Police Topics; to launch another ten books soon; scholars deem all these books as “Vade Mecum” for those related to Law Enforcement.
Mr V. Sithannan, a Graduate in Science, Post Graduate in Law, and PG Diploma holder in ‘Cyber Crimes and Information Security‘, having worked in Law and Order, Crime, Intelligence and Vigilance Departments of Tamil Nadu Police, and as Superintendent of Police, Tamil Nadu Police Academy and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Adyar Chennai, retired in 2012, after completion of 36 years in the Tamil Nadu Police Service and presently practicing as an
Advocate in Madras High Court..
‘Delivered more than 5000 lectures in various higher forums; was a member of various committees dealing with Law; participated in more than 185 TV debates; also participated in Tamil Scholar “Solomon Pappaiah’s Pattimantram”; advisor on Legal and Police points in four Tamil Films.’
‘Presently, Mr V. Sithannan is one among the members of the High-Level Special Committee constituted by the Hon’ble High Court of Madras on 24.04.2019 for recommending measures for the improvement of investigative skills among the Police Officers in Tamil Nadu and also for suggesting reformation, rehabilitation and reorientation of convicts.
Hindu Ganapathi Kasinathan Higher Elementary School, Thangammalpuram,
A remote village in Thoothukudi District, Tamil Nadu, India, wherein, the author Sithannan had his elementary education and always stood first in all the Classes; started learning English only from 5th standard; Enormously indebted to Thiru Perumal, the dedicated teacher who shaped me, induced confidence and always stood as a role model and still inspiring.
Government Board High School, Vembar
Board High School, Vembar, wherein the author completed his High School Studies (SSLC). Have to walk 10 km daily up and down from the native village to Vembar. The Social teacher Tmt Lurtha Malai Marry and Science Teacher Rosammal are my mentors; but for the efforts and encouragement of teacher Tmt Lurtha Malai Marry, it would not have been possible to achieve this height in my life.
St Xavier's College, Palayamkottai
St. Xavier’s College, Palayamkottai, the South Indian Oxford – Never dreamt of getting a seat in such elite institution; It is my mother who always recognised and encouraged my potential and sent me to St. Xavier’s College in spite of severe odds at home; My brother Perumal and sister Seethalaksmi supported me a lot, and this gave me tremendous strength to achieve; though I struggled to make a difference in PUC as I was not able to cope with the English medium because of my remote rural background, I got the first rank in all the three years in my B.Sc. Zoology. I cannot fail to recognise my English Teacher Thiru Thiagarajan (who is no more now) whose untiring efforts in imparting knowledge in English, made and shaped me to write my first book “Immoral Traffic – Prostitution in India” in English. During my college days, my best friend M. Ramkumar treated me like his own brother, and I never felt out of the family. My college friends Bose, Elango, Paraman and Abdul Samath encouraged and supported me.
Ambedkar Law College, Chennai
Dr Ambedkar Law College Chennai made me a legal expert and inspired me to write books on Police and Legal subjects. I did my B.L. and M.L courses in this college. I am deeply indebted and grateful to Professor Thiru Robin, the Principal, Thiru G.C. Gothandam, the subsequent Principal, and Thiru Nallathambi, the professor for shaping me and evincing special interest upon me in nurturing me as a legal expert. Prof Robin allowed me to deliver lectures to the Law Students even when I was a law student.
Madras University, Chennai is the prestigious University in India and wherein I did my Post Graduate diploma courses in “Cyber Crimes and Information Security”. Prof Thilagaraj supported me by providing enormous study materials and came first in the Class and presently doing my research under his guidance.