THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 42-year-old man was found dead in a ditch here on Monday. According to the Mannanthala Police, Vijayan of ‘Lakshameedu’ colony was found dead in a ditch near the V P Thampi Road.
“He was found dead around 9 am on Monday. It is reported that he was a drunkard and used sleep in the ditch after consuming liquor,” said the police. The body was taken to the Medical College Hospital and is kept in the mortuary there. It will be handed over to relatives after autopsy.
Pirated Discs Seized; Two Held
Two persons were arrested in the anti-piracy raids conducted in Kollam district by the State Anti-Piracy Cell in association with the Anchal and Punaloor police.
According to the police, Shajahan of Shamna Manzil, Idamulakkal, Anchal and Dilshad of Charuvila Puthenveedu, Musavarikunnu, Chalakkode were arrested along with the pirated discs of some recently released movies.
“The discs of new Tamil movie ‘Anjaan’, which was released this week, and Hindi movie named ‘Kick’ released two weeks ago, were seized during the raid. Discs of Malayalam movies such as ‘Mr Fraud’, ‘Ring Master’, ‘One by Two’, ‘1983’ and Hollywood movie ‘Hercules’ were also impounded from them. Around 600 CDs were seized from Shajahan and as many as 100 discs from Dilshad,” said the police officials.
The raid was carried out following a tip-off received by the State Anti-Piracy Cell SP B Varghese. The team also comprised Cell DySP P S Rafeeq, ASI Vishnu Prasad, Azeem and CPO Subeesh.
Four Raids on Money-lenders
As part of the ‘Operation Kuber’, the state police carried out four raids across the state on Monday, said DGP K S Balasubrahmanian in a statement. Following the raids, one case was registered, under the Kerala Money-lending Act.
The steps to nab the illegal and exorbitant money-lenders will be continue in the following days, on the basis of the tip-off from the public, the DGP said.
As of now, 13,094 raids were conducted across the state in which 2,212 cases were registed and as many as 991 persons were arrested.
‘Safe Campus’: Five Nabbed
Five persons were nabbed by the police on Monday following the raids carried out by the police as part of ‘Safe campus - Clean campus’, a drive launched by the state police to track down the people engaged in the sale of pan masala, liquor and drugs near schools.
According to the Director General Police, five cases were registered after as many as 70 raids carried out on Monday.
“Including the raid on Monday, as many as 3,302 persons were arrested following the raids started on May 30. A total of 18,988 raids were conducted during this period and as many as 3,422 cases were registered,” said the DGP.
He said the raids to nab the people engaged in the sales of cigarette, pan masala, liquor and drugs in school limits will be continued across the state in following days.
“The school authorities and others, who get the information regarding such illegal sales, can pass on the information to the police”, said the DGP.