THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Thumba police on Tuesday arrested a history-sheeter on charges of selling ganja to school and college students.
The accused has been identified as Shafi, 30, a resident of Mukkolakkal in Thumba.
According to the police, the accused is also a notorious thief and chain snatcher. “Shafi is accused in several robbery and bike theft cases and also faces accusations of hurling bombs at a novelist’s residence.
The accused was nabbed red-handed by the patrolling team following which he was produced before the magistrate and remanded in judicial custody,” a police official said.
Tension prevailed on Monday night after two factions of fishermen scuffled each other at fishermen colony at Poonthura. At least four persons were injured in connection with the incident. The Poonthura police registered a case. According to police, the incident occurred on Monday night reportedly over a brawl.
“A group of fishermen, who were in an inebriated condition, assembled at the colony and entered into an heated argument over the amount collected by selling the fish. However, with the timely intervention of police, the issue brought under our control,” a police official said.
No arrests have been recorded in connection with the incident. The injured persons were identified as Sunil, 20, Melan, 37, Sujan, 19, Sumesh, 15 and Arun, 24.
They are under treatment at Medical College Hospital.
62-yr-old Attacks Neighbour
A 62-year-old man was arrested by Aryancode police on charges of assaulting a 70-year-old man. The accused has been identified as Unni, a resident of Keezharoor. According to the police, the incident occurred at 8 pm on Sunday when Unni used a rod to beat the victim, identified as Vikraman Nair, on his head.
“Unni beat the victim after barging into the latter’s house. Unni and Vikraman Nair are neighbours who had a minor altercation regarding some financial issues.
Unni was furious with Nair over false allegations to his relatives,” a police official said.
Vikraman Nair has been admitted to Medical College Hospital. The accused has been produced before the magistrate and remanded in judicial custody for 14 days.
Two Held for Multiple Crimes
The Chirayinkeezhu police on Tuesday arrested two persons on charge of burglary, temple theft and chain snatching. The accused have been identified as Sebastian of Perumathura and Sudevan of Kattadimukku.
According to the police, the duo were history-sheeters and were accused in several offences, including robbery. “The duo was nabbed when they were found lurking around in suspicious circumstances at Chirayinkeezhu. They were remanded for 14 days”, the police said.
31-yr-old Held for Manhandling
The Maranalloor police on Tuesday recorded the arrest of a 31-year-old for man-handling and threatening a man after barging into his residence. The accused has been identified as Minilkumar, a resident of Neyyattinkara. According to the police officials, the incident was reported in May, when the accused who held a grudge against the victim barged into the residence and hacked him, wounding his legs. “Though the incident was reported two months ago, we only managed to arrest the culprit on Tuesday as he had been absconding. However, he has been produced before the magistrate and remanded in judicial custody”, a police official said.