The state police crime branch will look into the alleged anti-minority comments made by former state police chief T.P. Senkumar.
The probe will be led by a team headed by additional director-general of police Nithin Agarwal. The crime branch secured the eight complaints that state police chief Loknath Behra had received.
The main charge that Senkumar faces is that he made 'inflammatory and factually erroneous' comments against the Muslim community. Senkumar is said to have made the comments in a magazine interview.
Senkumar's controversial comments:
“Out of 100 children born in Kerala, 42 are Muslims. The Muslim population is 27 per cent. The birthrate is below 48 percent among the Hindu community which is 54 percent in Kerala. Meanwhile, the birthrate is 15 percent among Christians who form 19.5 per cent of the population. What kind of a change is coming up in future?”