Police News Dindigul

Police take Maoist into custody

Dindigul: The Dindigul police produced Kannan alias Senthil, one of the Maoists nabbed in Coimbatore, before the Dindigul Judicial Magistrate Court II on Monday to be taken into its custody for interrogation. Plice said that he was one of the accused who escaped from a police encounter with Maoists on upper Kodaikanal hill in 2004. Maoist Navin Prasad was killed in that encounter.

Four detained under Goondas Act

Dindigul: Four history-sheeters have been detained under Goondas Act, as recommended by Superintendent of Police A. Saravanan, here on Monday. The detainees were Stephen alias M. Stephen Joseph Raj (32) of Anumantharayankottai in Athoor block, S. Menaka Devi (27) of Aladipatti village in Pannaikadu and her two accomplices Siva alias S. Sokkanathan and A. Suresh (36) of Mela Anna Thoppu, Raja Mill Road, Madurai.

Two persons arrested in murder case

Dindigul: Two persons — Siva (26) and Velankanni Raj (24) — of Murugabhavanam were arrested here on Wednesday on the charges of murdering M. Sivakumar (25) of the same place. Police said the accused and the deceased had a dispute while playing cricket recently. Sivakumar reportedly threatened them that he would slit their throats. In an inebriated mood, the duo, in a pre-emptive move, slit his throat and murdered him, the police added.

Man arrested under Goondas Act

Dindigul: Ochappan (61) of Roja Nagar at Pannapatti here was detained under the Goondas Act as per the recommendation of Superintendent of Police A. Saravanan here on Monday. Collector T.N. Hariharan issued the detention order. Ochappan was accused of selling ganja in Kannivadi and Pannapatti. The police arrested him at Kannivadi while he was reportedly selling 2.2 kg of ganja.

4 arrested on land grabbing charge

Dindigul: The District Crime Branch police arrested four persons on the charge of land grabbing at Gujilamparai near here on Monday. The arrested were V. Periyasamy (48), Vellathai alias N. Vellaiyammal (36), M. Nagaraj (54) and R. Duraisamy (43), all from Gujiliamparai. They were produced before the Judicial Magistrate Court II which remanded them in 15 days’ judicial custody. DCB Police Inspector S.

Dindigul police book 7,812 cases in seven months

Dindigul:  Traffic police here have intensified action against drunk driving and persons driving vehicles without licence.The traffic police have registered 7,812 cases, including 368 cases for drunk driving, 90 cases for driving without licence, 557 cases against triples riding, 135 cases for speeding and 59 cases against blowing of air horns, from this January to date and imposed a total fine of Rs.10.72 lakh on rule violators.

Banned tobacco products seized

Dindigul: A special food safety team seized 100 kg of banned tobacco products, including chewing tobacco and adulterated tea powder during a surprise raid conducted on shops here on Thursday. The team raided shops on Main Road, Beegampur and Nagal Nagar and a tea powder gowdown at RM Colony. Adulterated tea powders were seized from tea shops and from the godown. They were packed and sold from Coimbatore and Valparai.

Courier firm owner held

Dindigul: Anwar, owner of a courier-cum-export firm in Madurai, was arrested here on Tuesday. J. Chandran of Dindigul, saw an advertisement offering courier agency in Dindigul and other districts on payment of a deposit. The complainant deposited Rs.70,000 to take up the agency. But the company did not function for long, and no information was given to him later. He lodged a complaint with the DCB police.

Cars seized

Palani: Four cars were seized from an accused who was involved in car theft here on Tuesday. The Tiruppur police had arrested A. Ameer Amja of Balasamudram in Palani taluk on July 3 on the charge of stealing two and four wheelers in Tiruppur and Dindigul districts. In his confession statement, he told them that he had stolen four cars in the temple town.

Bomb hoax in Dindigul

Dindigul: The Town North police station received a call on Saturday stating that an explosive device had been planted at a shopping complex on Corporation Main Road. Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad and the police department rushed to the complex and conducted an hour long check. However, no bomb was found. It turned out to be a hoax.