Police News - Ramanathapuram

Security stepped up for temple festival

Rameshwaram:In view of the kumbabhishekam of the Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameswaram, scheduled to be held here on January 20, DIG (Additional charge) Anand Kumar Somani held discussions with temple and civic officials on Sunday. The DIG discussed the traffic route as well as security arrangements for the event which is expected to draw over three lakh devotees to the famed temple. Joint Commissioner of the temple C.

90 kg ganja seized, 75-year-old man detained

Ramanathapuram: Organised Crime Intelligence Unit (OCIU) detained an old man with 90 kg of ganja and seized the contraband.Acting on a tipoff, an OCIU team raided Alaikattavalasai, a coastal hamlet at Irumeni near Uchipuli on Thursday and seized the ganja, packed in 45 packets, and detained M. Azhagarsamy (75) of Pandiyur.

Woman arrested for killing newborn

Ramanathapuram: Police arrested a 24-year-old woman on the charge of murdering a newborn baby and destroying evidence in Puduvalasai near here on Tuesday.  The police said Tamilselvi (24), mother of two-year-old boy, gave birth to a baby boy on Friday, but murdered the baby by slitting its throat as she had allegedly conceived the baby through an illicit relationship when her husband was in Dubai. She buried the body under a coconut tree near her house. However, when neighbours suspected foul play, she exhumed the body and buried it again in a burial ground close by on Monday.

Ramanathapuram Police arrest eight fake doctors

Ramanathapuram: In a joint operation with health and revenue departments, the district police have launched a crackdown on fake doctors and arrested eight quacks, including two Keralite siblings and a woman who have been ‘practising’ from two to 30 years. The joint operation was launched on Friday after Superintendent of Police N.M. Mylvahanan had a meeting with Collector K.

Ramanathapuram people say Hello Police

Ramanathapuram: “Hello Police”, an innovative public information system, launched in the district in December 2014 for the public to seek redressal of their grievances and alert police about antisocial activities through mobile phones has become people-friendly if the response was any indication.

One arrested for violating bond

Ramanathapuram: The district police have arrested a person booked under section 107 of CrPC, for violating the bond he had executed for keeping peace for one year and detained him till the completion of the bond period. Acting on the orders of Superintendent of Police N.M. Mylvahanan last year, the police had invoked the provisions of section 107 and 122(b) of CrPC to deal with persons who commit breach of peace or disturb public tranquillity.

Father held in another honour killing

Ramanathapuram: The alleged suicide of a 16-year-old girl, after she eloped with a Dalit youth and was abandoned by her parents, turned out to be yet another honour killing in the district, with the police arresting her father on the charge of smothering her to death with a pillow while she was asleep.

Rope-in college students as blood donors, says SP

Ramanathapuram: Commending the services of ‘friends2support.org,’ India’s largest voluntary blood donors’ database portal, Superintendent of Police N.M.Mylvahanan has called upon the promoters to popularise the portal among college students and government servants, and register them as donors.

Case against former minister

Ramanathapuram: The police have registered a case against former AIADMK minister V. Sathyamurthy, who is now in DMK, and Amma Peravai District joint secretary Ramamurthy for organising bullock cart race in violation of the Supreme Court order. The two, along with M. Hanifa, had organised the race from Periyakulam vilakku and Mariyur Gandhi Nagar on the Sayalkudi-Valinokkam road on Thursday, despite police denying them permission.

Man conned, three held

Ramanathapuram: In a swift move, the Sayalkudi police have arrested three persons within hours after they conned a man and escaped with Rs. five lakh in the suburbs of Sayalkudi on Monday night. Police said a three-member gang from Sivaganga had phoned Sudalaimani of Sayalkudi and lured him, promising to give gold at a cheaper rate. When he went to meet them around 7 p.m. with Rs.