CHENNAI: Two officers from the Crime Branch-Criminal Investigating Department (CB-CID), who went to raid shops at Kasi Chetty Street on Friday, were shocked when they were nabbed by a group of businessmen thinking they were fake police personnel. The businessmen alleged that many people claiming to be officers visited the shops often and took away products.
Hence, suspecting the two real policemen to be fake, the local businessmen surrounded them and allegedly manhandled them before locking them up in a shop.
Then, they alerted the Flower Bazaar police who, after inquiries, found them to be real police officers from the investigating agency.
A police source said the CB-CID police personnel of the Video Piracy Cell got a tip- off that fake electronic goods were sold in the market on Kasi Chetty Street, near Broadway, in George Town.
So, the duo went there for a check when the incident was reported. A case was filed by the CB-CID personnel against the businessmen.
2 Killed in Road Accident
Two people, including a woman were killed in different road accidents, reported in the city in the last 24 hours.
Police said, Rajarajan and his wife Saradha (48) were riding on a two-wheeler at Karapakkam near Old Mahabalipuram Road on Thursday evening. As the news reached Karapakkam, a van hit them from behind and sped away.
Rajarajan sustained minor injuries, while his wife suffered head injuries. She was taken to Government Royapettah Hospital and later shifted to Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital where she died late in the evening.
In another incident, a speeding MTC bus knocked down a pedestrian near Guindy Race Course on Thursday around 11.15 pm.
The victim, identified as Pandurangan (40) of Narayanapuram from Pallikaranai, worked as a carpenter and was returning home last night when he was waiting at the Guindy Race Course bus stop.
An MTC bus, route number 54M, mowed him down. The bus driver Ravanan (42) from Poonamalle was arrested and a case registered with the Guindy Traffic Investigation team.
Five Held for Fraud
Police arrested five persons for allegedly cheating a 55-year-old woman from Bengaluru of `10 lakh by promising to get her a bank loan of `50 lakh. They also seized `13.66 lakh, two
cars and 17 sovereigns jewellery from the five.
The arrested were identified as Sharun aka Vinod (28), son of Mutaiyah from Kottayam, Aji Kumar aka Ashok (35) son of Sudakaran from Thiruvananthapuram, Shibin aka Siddarath (27), son of Jerry from Thiruvananthapuram, Ripin Abraham (26), son of Abraham from Coimbatore and Prince (26), son of Anthony from Thiruvananthapuram.
B Annapoorani (55), the complainant, a retired teacher was seeking a loan to fund her own school in Bengaluru. She told police that she had seen an advertisement in a local newspaper in Bengaluru promising a low-interest loan classified with a contact number. She immediately called the number and was asked to come to the city to complete the loan procedures.