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Police News - Theni

PDS rice, kerosene seized

Bodi: Ration goods, including 300 kg of rice and 20 litres of kerosene, were seized from a person, S. Murugan (60) of Kuppinaickanpatti in Bodi, during a surprise raid near Mundhal check-post near here on Wednesday. He was arrested. Acting on tip off, a special police team seized rice bags and the kerosene in a container, hidden under a bush near the check-post. The police are also in search of another person, Michael alias Chinnavan of Pooparai in Kerala.

Ganja seized, four arrested in Theni

Theni: Four persons were arrested for smuggling ganja to Kerala from Andhra Pradesh here on Thursday. Ninety kg of ganja was seized during surprise raids conducted in places in the district. In the first incident, the police arrested Veera Raj (53) of Palanichettipatti and his wife Selva Rani (48). Fifty kg of ganja was seized from their house. In a raid at Cumbum, the police arrested Mookan and his son Maharajan and seized 40 kg of ganja.

Ganja seized: two women held

Theni: A special police team arrested L. Pechiammal (58) and S. Tamizh (38) of Cumbum on the charge of smuggling ganja during a raid at two places here on Tuesday. It seized 23 kg of ganja from them. Azhagu Thevar, another accused who was also involved in ganja smuggling, managed to escape. Cumbum police station Inspector K. Kumaresan said that the trio tried to smuggle ganja to Kerala from Cumbum. Search was on to nab the third accused, he added.

Police stop Vaiko

Andipatti: Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary Vaiko was not allowed to campaign at MGR statue junction in Andipatti by the police who said the time allotted for the party was over. He was campaigning for MDMK candidate K. Azhagu Sundaram. He planned to campaign at 18 points and end it at Varushanadu. When he tried to address the gathering at around 8.15 p.m. the police intervened asking him to leave immediately as the time given to him was over.

Cases registered for poll code violations

Theni: Cases were filed against District Congress leader P.M. Murugesan, sitting MP and Congress candidate for Theni Parliament Constituency J.M Haroon Rashid in connection with poll code violations here on Monday. First case was filed against congress district president P.M.

Cumbum: One animal dies at special camp for cattle

Theni: One of the 132 heads of cattle seized by revenue officials on the direction of the court died after a brief illness at a special camp manned by revenue and police officials here on Sunday. The cause of death was not diagnosed by the animal husbandry officials.