THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Fort Police on Monday arrested a history-sheeter on robbery charges in Chala market. The accused has been identified as Suresh,35, a resident of Manacaud.
According to police, the accused used to rob customers who arrived for shopping in the market, by threatening them for quite some time.
The police registered a case based on the complaint lodged by a Nettayam native Chandrababu. He was robbed after the accused tried to lift purse from his pocket, a few days ago.
Suresh was also convicted of a murder which took place in 2012 while attempting to rob a person near Kripa theatre at Overbridge junction. The victim had tried to retaliate.
According to the police, he was released only a week ago. Within no time, he began anti-social activities around Chala market. Though the accused had gone absconding following the incident, the police were informed about his hide-out. The accused has been produced before the magistrate and remanded in judicial custody on Monday.
Habitual Offender Caught
The Fort police arrested a 26-year-old habitual offender under Kerala Anti-social Activities Prevention Act (KAAPA). The accused has been identified as Shahnavas, a resident of Karimadam colony.
According to police, several cases were registered against him at various police stations in the city including the looting of liquor bottles from a BEVCO outlet located at Killippalam a few months ago.
The accused had also been implicated of snatching a gold chain from a Tamil woman and also hacking another woman, a few months ago.However, he was nabbed and detained under the Anti-social Activities Prevention Acton Sunday, the police said.
22 Persons Booked in State Wide Raid
The state police arrested 22 persons across the state on charges of selling tobacco products, drugs and liquor. The arrests were conducted as part of the state-wide raid initiated by state police chief T P Senkumar. Of the 25 raids which were held, 21 cases have been registered in various police stations across.. With this the total number of persons arrested in connection with selling drugs and tobacco products have gone up to 10,744.