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Two arrested for triple murder

Madurai: The district police have arrested two persons, including a woman, in connection with the murder of three brothers near Peraiyur on Tuesday. The police identified the arrested as G. Ettappan (35) of Santhaiyur and his wife Muthulakshmi (32). The police had booked 10 persons, including four women, all relatives of Jeyaraman who was murdered by the three youths – N.

Two police stations get new buildings

MAdurai: Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday opened the new buildings for Mathichiyam police station and All Women Police station, Town, through videoconferencing. While Mathichiyam police station was functioning on a rented building, the AWPS, Town, was housed in a temporary building on Crime Branch premises. Mathichiyam police station building, with 3,512 square feet of plinth area, had been constructed on a 4,500 square feet land at a cost of Rs. 55 lakh.

Special team formed to probe serious offences

Madurai: The State police have formed serious crime squad in six commissionerates and 14 district units to probe offences such as murder, murder for gain, rape, kidnap and kidnap for ransom. All those serious criminal cases in which the local police find it difficult to fix the accused would be transferred to the serious crime squad that would investigate and conduct their trial in the courts of law.

Police officer to assist Sagayam in probe

Madurai: The High Court-appointed Legal Commissioner, U. Sagayam, has appointed a retired police official to deal with all registered and “hushed up” criminal cases related to illegal granite mining in Madurai district. N.K. Velu, who retired as Additional Superintendent of Police, Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, from Coimbatore in 1997, has joined the Commission to assist Mr. Sagayam in dealing with the criminal cases.

Lemon juice to energise traffic police

Madurai: Distribution of juice packets to help traffic policemen and officers beat the heat began on Tuesday, with Commissioner of Police Shailesh Kumar Yadav distributing lemon juice to them here. Over 250 men and officers who slog on the roads to regulate traffic would be given 200 ml of lemon juice, orange juice or buttermilk twice a day till July-end. The juice or buttermilk will energise them.

Police-public sports competition

Madurai: A police-public relationship sports competition will be held at the Armed Reserved Ground here on March 28 and 29. Teams interested in participating in kabbadi, volleyball, running and tug-of-war competitions can give names and other details to the Inspector of Police, Armed Reserve, Madurai City, Reserve Line, Madurai, 625014 before 6 p.m. on March 27. Details can be had from 94981-79940 or 0452-2528491, according to a police statement.

Ganja seized; two held

Madurai: In a major haul, the Narcotics Intelligence Bureau sleuths seized 320 kg of dry ganja being smuggled from Andhra Pradesh to Ramanathapuram here on Tuesday.Two persons were arrested and a van was seized at the Toll Gate near Sittampatti on Tiruchi-Madurai highway near here.The ganja is said to be worth Rs. 32 lakh in the international market, NIB Inspector of Police Alexraj, said.

Jawan held for raping minor girl

Madurai: An army jawan, K. Mohan Prakash (24), has been arrested on a charge of raping a minor girl at a marriage hall in Chekkanoorani on Thursday night. The police also arrested his friend D. Jeyaprakash for assisting him in the crime. Usilampatti Deputy Superintendent of Police Saravanakumar said the jawan had come on leave from Jammu to his native place Karumathur.

1.25 kg gold seized at airport

Madurai: Customs officials seized 1.250 kilograms of gold smuggled by a passenger from Dubai at Madurai International Airport on Monday. The accused was identified as J. Abdul Wahab of Ilayangudi. While checking his baggage, the officials found that he had hidden 12 pieces of gold in a table fan and a home theatre equipment. He was remanded in judicial custody.

Ex-minister's daughter held

Madurai: The Madurai police on Tuesday arrested former DMK minister and sitting MLA I. Periyasamy’s daughter and two of his relatives on charges of abducting and murdering a realtor in a land dispute. Periyasamy’s daughter Indira (36), his sister-in-law Uma Rani (51) and her husband Palanivelu (56), were secured from their house and detained at the Tallakulam police station since early morning and were questioned about their alleged role in the kidnap and murder of K.