CHENNAI: Binu, an alleged gangster, whose ‘gala’ birthday bash helped city police nab over 75 history-sheeters at gunpoint, surrendered before police here on Tuesday. He was taken to Mangadu police station where he was interrogated by a special team.
Binu is wanted in 13 murder cases, police said. A senior officer said, “Four special teams were formed to arrest Binu after he fled the birthday celebrations on the Vandalur-Minjur outer ring road. The teams searched his residence at Karur and also arrested some accomplices. To our surprise he surrendered at Ambattur Deputy Commissioner’s office around 9 am.”
He added that during interrogation Binu had said he had given up his notorious activities and wanted to lead a peaceful life now. That is why he escaped from Chennai and settled at Karur. Fearing police action against him, he surrendered, the officer said.
In a video that was released by police, Binu was seen saying, “I have lived a life of a goon for a long time and have done all kinds of criminal activities. I am a diabetic and since I wanted to avoid this life, I went into hiding for three years and was living at Karur.”
He went on to say that only his younger brother knew about his stay at Karur and invited him to Chennai to celebrate his 50th birthday. He alleged that though he refused for this grand party, his brother convinced him to take part saying he could leave once the party was over.
Police personnel went in private vehicles to avoid detection. The revellers were caught off-guard on seeing policemen and tried to flee. However, they were nabbed at gunpoint by the raiding teams. Locals caught hold of those who managed to sneak into the village.
The arrested persons were wanted in cases such as murder, attempt to murder and robbery.