“Shadow of Truth” -Episode-16

March 28th 2013 14:43 Hrs:

Office of the Joint Commissioner of Police, Chennai.

“Sir. I am under control. What they are talking is about providing extra security to the cold blooded criminals. Which I think is not right decision.” – Tarun spoke out of anger.

“Yes Tarun. I completely understand you. But, do you think we could let this continue? We are here to protect people. Not to let them be killed by someone unknown.”

“Sir. What proofs we have that they are planned accidents. I mean, there are hundreds of people getting killed in road accidents every day. So, before we start protecting those criminals, we need to protect all of them. Our priority here should be those people and our meeting agenda should be about those innocent people not the cold blooded criminals. ” –Tarun was explaining to Ranjith in high voice.

“Tarun. I guess we are moving on the emotional track rather than the professional track. As like all the times, our job here is to follow the orders of superiors and not to go against them. Yes, we are given the power of aligning things that should make the country a better place to live. But that power is always streamlined from top to bottom. If each individual is given a chance to implement things their own way, then there is no point of hierarchy. So, let’s end this here and get back to the meeting post lunch.” – Ranjith has no other way to control Tarun except commanding him.

15:36 Hrs:

Post lunch, everyone assembles back to the Video Conference room and continued the meeting.

“Welcome back, as we don’t have much time to continue discussing on the pros and cons of the decision we made, let us first start with providing security to them in parallel with our collective efforts to identify the people behind these accidents. I request each region head to show their aggressiveness in closing this case with the help of their respective state subordinates under the supervision of your superiors. To be very frank, if you ask me personally, our main focus should not be on this. But, this is also part of our job and we have to make sure that we are not hit by the respective authorities who filed this report.”

Arpit Kumar, who is the center head for this is trying to motivate the team to close this at the earliest and also trying his best to not to demotivate them as most of them are opposing the decision on providing extra security to the criminals.

16:52 Hrs:

Before closing the meet, Arpit said one last sentence.

“I leave it to the region heads on the way they want to handle this case. Probably I could give one suggestion. You guys better meet up once and come to a conclusion to decide on the approach so that the results will be better and faster. The reason behind this is that we need to have some answers with us before the respective authorities come back to us. I am expecting a hit back from them sometime next week. So, we have to be ready to face them.”

“Yes sir. We will do our best in figuring out why things are happening this way. But, please don’t forget that our main focus will be on solving the problems rather than protecting the people who are creating the problems.” – said Mrs. Sruthi Choudhury.

After the meeting ended up, region heads had a separate discussion for about 30 mins. They decided to meet up at the earliest on finalizing the plan.

When it’s all done, Tarun and Ranjith travelled along. On the way, they were discussing on the approach of the case.

17:36 Hrs:

“Tarun. As we don’t have any cases reported of this kind, what are your plans on this?” – Ranjith.

“Yes sir, you are right. In the report that has been filed, there are no cases that fall under southern region. That doesn’t mean we should be relaxed. And it also doesn’t mean that we have to work on it. May be it will be better if I travel to any other region.”

“Yes Tarun. You are right. That’s a brilliant idea. Why don’t you start at the earliest and work on it. From the last few months, most of the cases are reported in the Northern region and so you better travel there as the chances of these kinds of incidents is high in those states.”

“Okay. Sure sir. I will plan for tomorrow evening. In the morning time, I will work on digging the archives so that we may find some clues whether those kinds of incidents have happened.”

“Good Tarun. Proceed with the plan. See you tomorrow. Bye.”

“Okay. Bye Ranjith.”

18:01 Hrs:

Tarun called Amrutha.

“Hello Amrutha. You reached safe?”

“Hi Tarun. Yes, I reached safe and started my work here.”

“So, what about you? How did the day pass on?”

“It went on fine Amu. I am now returning back to home.”

“Amu. Tomorrow morning I am traveling out of state on official purpose.”

“Oh. Thank god. I was actually worried that you will be struggling alone at home. So, when will you return back?”

“I may return on Sunday morning or Sunday evening. What about you.”

“I will be back by Saturday evening Tarun.”

“Okay. Then I will try returning back by that time.”

“Hey Tarun. I will call you back. I am still at work.”

“Okay Amu. Bye. Take care.”

“Bye Tarun.”

Amrutha disconnected the call.

18:13 Hrs:

“Sorry for the delay. I had to take that call. Let’s continue our talk.” – Amrutha.

“Yes Madam. When the accident happened, it was around 22:30 Hrs. Normally we do these kind of transfers in the noon. But, that day our jeep gave trouble and it took late evening to get it repaired. And so we have decided to do in the late night. The reason is that we don’t want to be blocked by the traffic in the evening times. As we are moving, suddenly our driver received phone call. As it was late night, he was tensed and so answered it. As the voice was not clear, he stopped the vehicle and stepped out. Our chief in-charge was on leave and so no one was there next to him. The other staffs were in the vehicle behind. After few minutes, suddenly the high tension power line fell on the jeep. All of us are completely clue less on how that happened.”

“Okay. I went through all those details. I want to know if there is any link between those people and the building near to which the incident happened.”

“Yes Mam. There is a connection. The case that was filed on those people was by one of them who lived in that building.”

“Is that so? Can I have the case file?”

¿¿¿: Crime is related to the people lived in those buildings.



“Shadow of Truth” – Episode-12

March 26th 2013 16:30 Hrs:

As Amrutha was explaining about those pictures in detail, everyone in the team started asking questions so as to understand more about the case.

As she was briefing about the case to the team, one of them questioned.

“Mam. What if we can try to connect the existing dots first so that we may get that bigger clue?”

“Yes. That’s one of the approach we could follow. But, what I feel is that, we shall split up into 4 teams and each team will head to the respective location to get end to end information about each incident. And then we can regroup to trace the similarities and establish connection between them.” – Replied Amrutha.

“Yes Amrutha. That’s a perfect way to deal. I want you to head all the four teams and start working on it immediately.” – said Mr. Rangaraj.

“Okay sir. Thank you. Will initiate it with immediate effect.” – Amrutha.

“Good. All the best team. Let’s step forward and finish this. We want answers for Why, How and who.” – Rangaraj.

“Yes sir.” – The entire room responded with energy.

“Thank you so much team. And as I said that all these incidents happened at locations that are similar to each other. As of now, we don’t have any information on the connection between the locations and the people who are dead. We need to work out on establishing those links. But, I don’t want to send wrong signals to the world with our assumptions and so let’s not discussion on it until and unless we have complete information on all those incidents.”

“Yes. That’s a valid point. Let’s not reveal it until we have strong information on that.” – Rangaraj.

“Okay team. We will wind up for now. I will work on the team framing and will send you the details by tomorrow.”

Amrutha ended the meeting with some encouraging words to the team.

17:22 Hrs:

As she was leaving the room, Rangaraj called her.


“Yes Sir.”

“That’s an excellent work in few hours. And also your briefing is highly appreciated. Keep up the spirit and also spread the same fire within your team.”

“Sure sir. Will definitely do my best in finishing this off.”

“I know your capabilities Amrutha. And regarding the case, I want you to work on the UP case.”

“Sure sir. I will first work on framing the team and then will decide on the dates.”

“Okay. Fine. All the best Amrutha.”

“Thank you sir.”

18:54 Hrs:

Tarun had a busy day and lost in his work that he dint even notice the time. When he noticed that its almost 19:00, he packed his things and started from office.


“Hello Tarun. Good Evening. I was about to call you. I reached the place.”

“Okay Okay. Please don’t mind for the delay. I was completely involved in the work and couldn’t notice time.”

“That’s okay Tarun. Don’t be so formal. Take your own time.”

“Okay. I started just now. I will reach there in 20 to 30 minutes.”


19:22 Hrs:

“Hello Amrutha. Why did you call me?”

“Hey Tarun. Where are you?”

“I am outside Amu. Will be a bit late to home.”

“Okay. Approximately by what time you will be here?”

“By 21:00 may be.”

“Okay Tarun. Come soon.”

“Ya Amu. Bye”

Tarun disconnected the call quickly. He is in hurry of meeting someone with whom he had conversation over the mobile.

19:31 Hrs:

“Hi, really sorry for the delay.”

“That’s fine Tarun. No problem at all.”

“So, let’s get started? We don’t have much time as she already started calling me asking where I am.”

“Sure Tarun. And I went through the reports; they clearly denote that this is a planned one. And yes you are right, we cannot hide this anymore.”

“Yes. That’s what even I am worried of. And if this comes out, then I can’t face her.”

“Tarun. Our analysis is right. But, I guess there would be some or the other way and all we need to do is to try figuring that out.”

“I lost confidence. If this blows out, whatever we did all these days will be of no use. We have to hide this from her in any way.”

“Yes Tarun. You are right. But, now things started getting complicated and will become worse from now on. We have to get her away from this for her safety.”

“No, we cannot do that. If she cannot get information from here, she can go to many other places and get the things done. She already started digging deeper.”

“Okay Okay Tarun. Please stop worrying about this. I will try to find a way to sort this out.”

“I am here exactly on the same point. I can’t lose her now and in the same way I don’t think I can hide this from her any more. You have to do it from your end.”

“Yes Tarun. I completely understand. And yes, definitely I will do whatever I can.”

“Thank you so much. I knew that I can always trust you on this. In fact, I started this only because you are with me.”

“Tarun. I am proud of you. Whatever you are doing for her is great. No man in this world will do this much for her wife.”

“All I have is she and I can’t afford losing her.”

The discussion between Tarun and the other one lasted for almost 40 mins.

20:24 Hrs:

In between the talks, Tarun’s mobile starts ringing.

“Hello Amrutha.”

“Tarun. Did you start?”

“Ya, just now I am starting Amu.”

“Come fast Tarun. We have a special guest.”

“Who is that?”

“You come first. It’s a surprise.”

“Okay. I am coming.”

20:27 Hrs:

“Hey, I got to go. Work on that. Will call you tomorrow.”

“Sure Tarun. You don’t worry. Be relaxed.”

“Thank you so much. Bye”

Tarun left the place and started to home.

21:01 Hrs:

Ding… Ding..

“Yaa. Coming…” – said Amrutha when the doorbell rang.

“Hey Amrutha. You carry on. I will open the door.” – said the guest.


“Hello. What a surprise. How come you are here that to on a working day?”

“I was just passing by and so.”

“Okay. Good. Wait, I will be back in 5 mins. Let me fresh up.”

“Sure Tarun.”

“Sneha. Is that Tarun?” – Amrutha asked her from the kitchen room.

“Yes Amrutha. It’s Tarun.”

???: What is the assumption.
???: Whom did Tarun meet.
???: What is Sneha doing at Tarun’s house.

#Two Tracks