CHENNAI:Tiruvallur police seized a car ferrying red sanders logs after a hot chase on Saturday.
The car, heading to Chennai from Andhra Pradesh, jumped the check-post on Tiruvallur border on GNT Road. Patrol vehicles and other check points were alerted. Traffic police barricaded the intersection near the Palavoyal junction bringing the car to a halt. The driver fled the scene abandoning the vehicle.
“As expected, the driver of the sedan slowed down at the sight of the barricade.
A cell phone and 16 logs of red sanders logs weighing half-a-ton were recovered from the car. Sources said that it could be a part of a bigger racket of red sanders smuggling post Seshachalam encounter and believe that the logs were probably obtained from Andhra.
Six Held for Assault
Six persons were arrested on the charge of assaulting AIADMK MLA C Ve Shanmugam’s son and nephew at Indira Nagar on Friday night. Shanmugam’s son Jeyasimman and nephew Logesh were teased by a gang boozing in public near the pumping station in the are. As the two objected to it, the gang assaulted them. Subsequently, Jeyasimman alerted his driver Mani but the gang fled the scene on sighting the MLA’s car. Later, the six were arrested by police and a hunt for another is on.
Three Lose Chains
Three women including the servant maid of a former DGP lost their chains to bike-borne gangs in the City. Police said Navya, (26), of Valliyammal street in Kilpauk, lost her 3 sovereigns to an unidentified duo that struck her in front of former top cop A X Alexander’s residence on Umayal street, Kilpauk, at 5.30 am on Saturday. Similarly, Jeevitha (28), of Nancy Road, Purasawalkam, lost her 6 sovereign jewel when she went to fetch water in front of her house on Friday night at 9 pm while Reena of Choolaimedu lost her 4 sovereign chain at Shanmuganar salai and Shakthi Nagar junction, Choolaimedu.
Cash bags snatched
A septuagenarian and a 56 year old woman lost their bags containing Rs 1.2 lakh cash, a mobile phone and ATM card. Police said, Kunjappan (73), a retired ONGC official withdrew Rs 1.1 lakh from a bank and was walking home.He felt a sudden irritation on his shoulders when a duo snatched his cash bag and fled. Similarly, Usha Batiya (56), lost her handbag while walking along Barrack Road in Kilpauk.