SP K G Simon | Photo: Sajan V Nambiar | Mathrubhumi
Pathanamthitta: Even in sensational cases, only the information backed by strong evidence is disclosed. But an investigation officer who works sincerely and honestly will dig out many confidential information which cannot be listed as evidence or revealed. This was the statement of K G Simon who solved a number of cases such as the Koodathai serial murders.
Ending 35 years of service, K G Simon retired on Thursday as Pathanamthitta SP. When asked about the mysteries in Koodathai murder, he reacted that the evidences are brought before the media and public. Other matters cannot be disclosed due to lack of evidence.
K G Simon also has plans to write a book about the experiences during his long service. He had solved about 52 murder cases which remained a puzzle for others. The murder of Abkari Mithila Mohan also was solved by collecting evidences from Tamil Nadu. The accused, who murdered Kottayam native Mathew, was tracked down after days-long investigation.
In Pathanamthitta, Simon had to deal with a variety of cases. Murder of a student by his classmates, rape of a COVID patient in ambulance and Popular Finance scam were some of the cases which Simon solved and the accused were brought before the law. He added that more clues were received in the missing case of Ranni native Jesna. He is retiring after handing over the clues to the next officer.
K G Simon has been honoured with many awards including the Police Medal of the President during his service which started as Thumba SI in 1984. His wife Anila retired as Additional Director in the Education Department. Avinash and Sooraj are their sons. K G Simon will lead his retirement life at his residence in Thodupuzha.