Police News - Thanjavur

Seven arrested in advocate murder case

Thanjavur: The police have arrested seven persons, including two brothers, in connection with the murder of an advocate near Tiruvidaimarudur in Thanjavur district. Raja, of Melamaruthuvakudi and an advocate practising in the Madras High Court, was hacked to death by a gang at Sannapuram railway level crossing on Apri

Man held for possession of explosive chemicals

Thanjavur: A 43-year-old man was arrested on Sunday near Kumbakonam on the charge of possessing five-kilograms of explosive chemical substances used for manufacturing country crackers without obtaining permission. The accused S.  Sivagurunathan was running a fire works unit at Neikuppai village and had failed to renew the licence following its expiry, police sources said.

25 kg of ganja seized

The Organised Crime Intelligence Unit (OCIU) of the State police seized about 26 kg of ganja from a house at Ilango Nagar near Kumbakonam Railway Station on Saturday night and arrested a woman. Acting on a tip-off, a special team led by Lakshmanan, Inspector, OCIU, raided the house and found the ganja stashed there. Sudha (32), wife of Malaisamy, who was in the house, was arrested.

Police rescue abducted realtor within hours

A realtor who was kidnapped in broad daylight in the town by a group of four persons on Friday morning was rescued by the police from Pudukottai bus stand in the late evening hours after a high drama. S.M. Murthy (47) of Devi Nagar, Vadakku Pookollai, and general secretary of ‘Namadhu Makkal Katchi’, was purchasing vegetables in a shop in Easwari Nagar on the Medical College Road, when a gang of four kidnapped him in a car.

Man held under Goondas Act in Thanjavur

Thanjavur: The District Collector N. Subbaiyan, on the recommendation of G. Dharmarajan, Superintendent of Police, ordered the detention of A. Sakthi alias Sakthivel of Mavadukurichi village, a notorious anti-social element under the Goondas Act. He was arrested and lodged in the Tiruchi Central Prison.

Thanjavur Police take out flag march

Thanjavur: The police took out a flag march here on Monday to instil confidence among people to vote without fear in the coming Lok Sabha election on April 24. G. Dharmarajan, Superintendent of Police, Thanjavur District, inaugurated the march from old bus stand. Nearly 200 police personnel, some with rifles, took part in the march. The police are from Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.

Five arrested for stealing oil engines in Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam: Nachiyarkoil police arrested five persons who have stolen eight oil engines from borewells in the last six months in Thiruvidaimaruthur and Nachiyarkoil areas and recovered the oil engines from them on Thursday.The arrested persons revealed that they stole the engines from borewells in Eananallur, Kovanur and other villages. The police also seized a load auto used by them for transporting the engines.

Woman found dead

Kumbakonam: Body of Bhuvaneswari (25), alias Kavitha, daughter of Sakthivel of old Palakarai at Kumbakonam was found with burns near a canal at Kothankudi village in Swamimalai Police station limits on Wednesday. Bhuvaneswari who fell in love with Deivaprakash, son of Durai who worked in Chennai and was a resident of the same village, got married to him two years ago.

56 bonded labourers rescued by Police

Thanjavur: Fiftysix bonded labourers including 10 children below the age of 10 were rescued by revenue and police officials from a brick kiln on the banks of Thirumalairajan river at Kabisthalam in Papanasam taluk on Sunday. The brick kiln belonged to Rajeswari, wife of Kaliyaperumal of Sundaraperumal Koil near Papanasam. Her sons Raja (28) and Swaminathan (30) were said to have been managing the kiln.

DIG holds meeting with SPs

Thanjavur:In the run-up to the Parliamentary elections, a meeting of Superintendents of Police of the central zone was convened by Sanjay Kumar, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Thanjavur range, here on Monday to discuss law and order aspect related to smooth conduct of polls and the performance of flying squads and static surveillance teams.