THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The intensive combing by cops for goondas is showing results. They have nabbed three notorious goondas from the city limits during the past one month’s time.
It was on January 29 that Black Shibu, a notorious goonda, was caught by the police. Nearly one month later, two other goondas landed in police net. Kiran, one of the goondas in the police list, was booked by a police team a few days back and it was the other day that Sreejith, a close aide of notorious Goonda Soju alias ‘Ammaykkoru Makan’ Soju was arrested.
Black Shibu (32), who was convicted earlier also under the KAPPA (Goonda Act), was arrested for attacking Asokan, a local of Thumba and for stealing his money and mobile phone. Shibu was arrested from near Government Engineering College, Sreekariyam a few days after the incident.
Police said that Black Shibu, who was released from prison five months back, is a history-sheeter. He was convicted in a highway robbery case, for stealing gold from Tamil Nadu and several other cases. They also said that he could be imprisoned for another one year under KAPPA Act since he had already been convicted under the Act.
Kiran, 30, of Melankode, Nemom, was arrested on February 22 for attacking policemen. Police said that Kiran, who was sent to prison earlier also under the KAPPA Act, is suspected to be a drug addict. He had attacked some locals at Karaikkamandapam, Nemom and when the police team arrived to catch him, he turned against them.
There are five cases against Kiran, who was released from prison four months back. Nemom Police said that Kiran is an aide of Goonda Anoop and they concentrate their activities in Vanchiyoor area.
Kiran was arrested by a team led by Fort Assistant Commissioner M Radhakrishnan Nair. The team included Nemom Circle Inspector Anil Kumar, Sub Inspector S Ajayakumar, Assistant Sub Inspector Raveendran and a few civil police officers.
Sreejith, 23, of Alappuram, was arrested by a team led by Museum Circle Inspector T Mohanan Nair following a tip-off received by Cantonment Assistant Commissioner T Haridas.
Poojappura police said that there are nine cases in Sreejith’s name. Sreejith, a close aide of gang leader ‘Ammaykkoru Makan’ Soju was in prison twice, punished under the KAPPA Act. Police said that Sreejith, who was released from prison two months back, was caught the other day for robbery.