Police News - Tirunelveli

In 2015, crime rate came down by 30 per cent in Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli: Crime rate in the city came down by 30 per cent in 2015 from the figure recorded in 2014 due to various preventive measures taken by police, said Commissioner of Police and Deputy Inspector General of Police (Tirunelveli Range) T.S. Anbu. Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday, Mr. Anbu said that 82 persons were detained under the Goondas Act in 2015, while the number was 35 in 2014.

159 country bombs seized

Tirunelveli: A surprise raid conducted by the police in the coastal hamlet of Kooththenkuzhi, about 75 km from here on Sunday morning, has led to the seizure of 159 country bombs. The village, known for its ‘country bomb culture’, has witnessed several clashes between two fishermen groups. Police conducted a pre-dawn raid on June 13 last and seized over 300 country bombs, all kept in plastic buckets and buried in an isolated place near the village.

New DCP for Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli: P. Rajan, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and Traffic), Tirunelveli City, assumed office here on Wednesday. Prior to this assignment, he was Additional Superintendent of Police in Villupuram district. Earlier, T.P. Suresh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), Tirunelveli City, took additional charge to control crime and traffic here. Mr.

Videographer arrested in Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli: A photographer hired by Sri Arunachaleswarar Temple Administration to record the proceedings of counting of hundial collection arrested for allegedly stealing Rs.52,500 from the offerings. Appadurai (19), a videographer, was recording the counting process on Monday when a few temple employees noticed him stuffing a wad of Rs.1,000 notes in his undergarments.

IPS officer’s pep talk inspires college students

Tirunelveli:The students of St. John’s College, Palayamkottai, had a rare opportunity of listening to a motivational speech on Tuesday by a top police officer.After paying close attention to an-hour-long inspiring speech from C.

‘Q’ Branch police detain two Sri Lankan refugees

Tirunelveli: The ‘Q’ Branch police team from Chennai picked up two Sri Lankan refugees including a woman from a lodge at Thisaiyanvilai in the district on Tuesday. Sources in the police said the special team nabbed R. Mahendran alias Daniel (44) and one Vijaya (42) from the lodge near Kamarajar Bus Stand at Thisaiyanvilai on Tuesday. During interrogation, it was found that they had escaped from the Sri Lankan refugee camp at Gummidpoondi.

Clash: police arrest four teenagers

Tirunelveli: The Palayamkottai police have arrested four teenagers following a clash between two groups of students here on Monday. According to the police, a Dalit student of a private Industrial Training Institute near here was forced to remove the red and green bands (symbolising the flag of Puthiya Tamizhagam) from his right hand by a group of caste Hindu students during class hours.

‘Operation Hamla’ begins

Tirunelveli: The 36-hour-long Operation Hamla commenced in the district at 6 a.m. on Wednesday in which more than 150 police personnel have been involved to nab ‘infiltrators.’ To ascertain the preparedness of the police personnel in identifying and detaining infiltrators through coastal hamlets, the operation is being conducted.

Four held; stolen jewels recovered

Tirunelveli: Four burglars were arrested on Saturday and 100 sovereigns of stolen ornaments were recovered from them. When Rajendran (58), a headmaster from Puliyangudi, was undergoing treatment in a hospital here, unidentified persons took away 100 sovereigns of gold ornaments from his house on June 7. A special team of police nabbed Ramar of Puliyangudi.

Man injured in clash dies

Tirunelveli: Muthuraj (50), who suffered grievous injuries in the clash between the cadres of the Puthiya Tamilagam and the Tamilaga Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam at Veeranaapuram near Sankarankoil on Friday night, died at Tirunelveli Government Medical College Hospital here at 8.45 p.m. on Saturday, according to police. Tension prevailed at Veeranaapuram, where the victim lived, and adequate police force was deployed there to prevent any untoward incident.