In a day when three youth surrendered before the court in Vellore, 12 people were arrested in Chennai in connection with the murder of notorious criminal Devaraj.
Three youth surrendered before the Judicial Magistrate (JM) Court-III in the Vellore District Combined Court Complex in connection with the murder of a 25-year-old history-sheeter, Devaraj, on Monday.
Adikesavan (37), Military alias Suresh (34) and Dinesh (30) of Kancheepuram surrendered before P K Sivakumar, Magistrate of JM Court-III, in connection with the murder of Devaraj. The trio was placed under judicial custody for 15 days and lodged in the Vellore Central Prison for Men.
Meanwhile, Chennai police arrested 12 people in connection with the case and seized weapons and two cars from them.
Devaraj was hacked to death on Friday by a gang on a government bus, while he was being escorted by two constables of the Armed Reserve Police to Red Hills in Chennai, after a hearing at the Ponneri Court in connection with a theft case. The assailants had made good their escape after spraying chili powder in the policemen’s eyes. Devaraj was accused in many crimes, including two murders in Kancheepuram district.