Police News - Nagapattinam

Police inspector among three harmed in accident

Nagapattinam: Three persons, including an Inspector of Police attached to Velipalayam police station near here, were injured in a road accident on Friday evening. The police said the inspector of police Karthikeyan (52) was returning back to Nagapattinam in a car after attending a court matter in Pattukottai when a van from the opposite direction hit the vehicles at Mayilai near Thirupoondi.

Policeman killed in accident

Nagapattinam: An Armed Reserve police was killed in a road mishap at Palpannaicherry near Nagore on Monday night. Police said that Kanmani (25) of Kuthalam taluk was coming from Nagore to Nagapattinam on a motor-bike when another bike from opposite direction collided against his. Kanmani died on the way to Government hospital. The Inspector General of Police (central zone), M.Ramasubramani paid homage to the deceased.

IG inspects security arrangements

Nagapattinam: The Inspector General of Police (Central zone), M.Ramasubramani visited Nagapattinam and inspected the vehicles and weapons at Armed Reserve ground here on Tuesday. Later he visited Velankanni to inspect the security arrangements made in view of Velankanni festival which is scheduled to begin on August 29. He instructed police personnel to be humane and remain vigilant against pick-pockets and chain snatchers.

IPS officer gets Kalpana Chawla award for taking on sand mafia

Nagapattinam: Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday presented the annual Kalpana Chawla award for courage and daring enterprise to superintendent of police (Nagapattinam) R. Ponni for her role in curbing Maoist movement in the Sathyamangalam forest area and her efforts in stopping illegal sand quarrying as ASP, Chengalpattu.

Home Guards recruitment in Nagapattinam on July 16

Nagapattinam: Women and men are to be recruited for service as Home Guards here in the district. According to a release from the office of Superintendent of Police, women and men are slated to be recruited for Mayiladuthurai and Nagapattinam and men for Vedaranyam and Sirkazhi. Candidates aged between 20 and 45 and with an educational qualification of SSLC (pass/fail) are eligible to apply.

Two booked under Goondas Act

Nagapattinam: Goondas Act was invoked on two murder accused currently lodged in the Tiruchi Central prison here by Collector T. Munusamy. The accused P. Babu(33), and G. Selvam (35), residents of Thenampulam were accused in the murder of the then former Panchyat President Thyagarajan in 2007. The victim was also an AIADMK union deputy secretary.

Man arrested with 23 kilograms of ganja

Nagapattinam: A man was arrested with 23 kilogram of ganja near Maniantheevu in Vedaranyam in the early hours of Sunday. The prime accused T. Palanivel of Mothandithopu along with the second accused D. Venkatesan of M.G.R. Nagar of Pudupalli along with an accomplice were crossing the Maniantheevu Bridge on their motorcycle in the wee hours of Sunday, attracting suspicion from some local youth there.

Man arrested for poaching

Nagapattinam: Pandian (41) of Siruthalaikadu village in Vedaranyam was arrested on the charge of poaching a wild boar in Vedaranyam on Friday. The arrest came after surveillance by forest department personnel based on a tip-off regarding poaching of wild boars by some men in Pannal village in Vedaranyam. Pandian was caught red-handed while preparing to skin the dead boar. The seized carcass found with three bullet injuries was sent for autopsy.

Youth arrested on sexual assault charge

Nagapattinam: An eight-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a 22-year old youth in Vedaranyam on Sunday. The girl was intercepted near a pond by her neighbour Thangapandian who sexually assaulted her in a secluded place. The girl was admitted to Vedaranyam government hospital with injuries and later shifted to Nagapattinam hospital. The youth was arrested and a case has been registered under the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

2 Sri Lankan fishermen arrested

Nagapattinam: Two Sri Lankan fishermen who were found stranded in the Indian territorial waters South East of Kodiakkarai by the Navy, were brought to Kodiakkarai along with their fibre boat on Thursday. The fishermen Chandramohan (37) from Paruthithurai and Ravindran (57) from Valvettithurai had set off for fishing in a fibre boat in the early hours of Tuesday morning. According to official source, their boat had run out of fuel while still fishing on Wednesday afternoon.