Bengaluru: At a time when the whole world thought that Annamalai, DCP South, who tendered his resignation earlier Tuesday morning, would plunge into politics, here’s a change in the script.

As interesting (perhaps inspiring as well) as it may sound, sources say that Annamalai has been tremendously influenced by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). While he was posted in Chikkamagaluru, sources added that he grew closer to CT Ravi and understood the ideology of the RSS better. He was also interested to know more about Datta Peeta.

In his last posting as DCP South, Bengaluru, he had the opportunity, sources added, to meet the RSS bigwigs in their headquarters Keshava Krupa, which also happens to be in Bengaluru South.

Now that he is no more connected with the police department, speculation is rife that he will move to Coimbatore, his hometown. Contrary to earlier rumours of him joining a local political party there, sources say, he will join the RSS formally and start a “shakha” (branch) in Coimbatore.

He has allegedly revealed his plan of action to his inner circle of friends and told them how he has been inspired by the RSS.

Sources also stated that Annamalai met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah sometime earlier this month and had revealed how he was impressed with the RSS and wanted to do something different in life.

It is allegedly based on their approval that he decided to call it quits in the police department.

Earlier, it was also said that he would take up farming and was moved by the death of Madhukar, another IPS officer last December. He, allegedly, was inspired during a pilgrimage to Kailash Manasarovar, to do something different in life.