Police investigating the murder of Kathiravan, an accused in the Sankararaman murder case, suspect the involvement of a businessman from Tiruchy who was formerly involved in the sale of lottery.
They have begun further probe in this angle. Kathiravan was murdered last month. Police sources said that they were probing the case in all possible angles and one of them was the suspicion that a businessman based in Tiruchy could have been involved and that he could have sent funds to execute the murder.
Police sources added the businessman had earlier sought Kathiravan’s help to sort out a land grab issue faced by one of his relatives, a woman reportedly settled in Singapore.
But the businessman was upset over him allegedly getting close with the woman, the sources added. They said that the businessman was also a relative of a club owner in Chennai who was acquainted with Kathiravan’s rival gang.
Booze shop looted
Burglars struck at a TASMAC liquor retail shop in Zam Bazaar in Royapettah and escaped with Rs 4.96 lakh after they forced open the shutters of the shop on Monday.
Police said the burglars had entered the shop after the supervisor had closed the account for the day. They found the cash box that had the day’s collection. On Tuesday morning, employees who turned up found the cash missing and lodged a complaint with police.
A 55-year-old lawyer lost Rs 1 lakh on a State-owned bus running between Madurai and Chennai on Sunday.
Police said Pandi Perumal, the advocate, boarded a Chennai-bound at Madurai at 12.30 pm on Sunday.
The bus reached Chennai by midnight. When he alighted, he found Rs 1 lakh cash, ATM cards, driving license and bank pass books missing. He filed a complaint with the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus police.
A 55-year-old watchman of Advanced Training Institute (ATI) in Central Training Institute (CTI), Guindy campus, was arrested for passing lewd remarks on trainees on Tuesday.
Police said Natarajan, the watchman of CTI hostel, had reportedly misbehaved with the trainees in an inebriated condition.