Three arrested for burglary at Harrington Road house

Published: 15th July 2016 05:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th July 2016 05:59 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Three days after burglars broke into a businessman’s house on Harrington Road and fled with valuables worth around `2 crore, police arrested three persons, including the driver, from Erode on Thursday.

The arrested were identified as C Sivaraj (34) of Chetpet, A Egambaram (40) of Anthiyur in Erode and P Murugesan (24) of Erode.

Police said Sivaraj has been working as the driver of Govind Chari (60), a businessman, for the past eight months.

A few months after joining, he decided to flee with the valuables in the house and was waiting for the right time.

When Chari went on a vacation to the US, he decided to execute the plan. His wife Meena Chari also accaompanied him.

He then roped in two of his friends from Erode and fled with the valuables to Anthiyur, from where they were arrested.

The theft came to light when the couple’s daughter checked on the house during one of her routine visits after her parents’ departure. Police claimed they had recovered all the stolen valuables.

SSI, private bank clerk in DVAC net in bribery case

A special sub-inspector attached to Neelangarai Police Station, Kaliyaperumal (56) was caught red-handed by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) sleuths for demanding `10,000 from a complainant and directing the payment through a private bank clerk.

Recently, Swathi Perumal, a resident of Neelangarai, had filed a complaint against Anandaselvam of Injambakkam for cheating her of `4.5 lakh.

“Kaliyaperumal who was probing the case demanded `10,000 from Swathi and told her to hand over the cash to bank clerk Rajendran on Thursday,” said police.

Swathi then filed a complaint with the DVAC and handed over the money to Rajendran, as directed by the sleuths.

While he received the money, the DVAC personnel caught him red-handed.

During interrogations, he told the police that he went to collect the money as directed by Kaliyaperumal.

Later, both were arrested.

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