An IAS officer was detained by police after he allegedly created a ruckus in Nungambakkam in a drunken state on Saturday.
Sources said the midnight incident took place near a ‘paan’ shop on the pavement opposite a hotel on Nungambakkam High Road. A sub-inspector, who was on patrol duty, asked the shop to down the shutters, when a man, who was allegedly drunk, objected to it and picked up a quarrel with the SI.
The sub-inspector informed a police patrol, which soon arrived on the scene. On seeing the man creating a ruckus, Kandasami, one of the patrol cops, took a picture of the scene on his cell phone. In a fit of rage, the drunken man pounced on Kandasami, the sources said. He was bundled into the patrol van and taken to the Nungambakkam station.
In a twist to the case, an IAS officer soon arrived at the police station and claimed that the detained person was another IAS officer. The shocked cops informed the superiors and the detained man was later allowed to go.
Burglars broke into a temple and a house and decamped with valuables in two separate incidents at Chetpet on Saturday night.
In his complaint, Jayachandran, trustee of the Jayasakthi Vinayakar Temple on First Street, Jagannathapuram, said the burglars had broken open the hundi and emptied the offerings of the devotees. Besides, they stole the brass ‘vel’ at the Murugan sannidhi and a ‘sulayudham’ from yet another sannidhi in the temple.
In another incident, burglars struck at the locked house of a private company employee on Pillayar Koil Street. Sources said Sathyanarayanan had left the house around 7 pm to attend his daughter’s college function. On returning home, he found the door of a cupboard that was close to a window open and a pouch containing 32 sovereigns of gold jewellery stolen. The burglars are suspected to have removed the pouch by inserting a rod through the window.
At Kodungaiyur, Moideen, who runs an electronics shop on Kamaraj Street, reported the theft of around 70 mobile phones.
Youth Hurt in Brawl
A 19-year-old youth was seriously injured in a drunken brawl at New Washermenpet on Sunday.
Sources said that G Karthik, a resident of Selli Amman Temple Street at Tondiarpet, was employed in a lift company at Teynampet. On Sunday, he had a drink along with his friends and a quarrel broke out among them. Following this, Karthik was assaulted and he sustained serious head injuries. He has been admitted to the Stanley Medical College Hospital.