A police team from the city rushed to Andhra Pradesh in connection with the theft of laptops and computer accessories along with the container lorry.
The lorry carrying Rs 3.5 crore worth laptops and other computer accessories to a godown in the city outskirts went missing along with the goods on Wednesday. The lorry, driven by Radha Krishnan, was transporting the consignment from Chennai Port to a godown in Madhavaram. Police sources said they have secured the lorry driver and are on the hunt for other persons involved in the theft.
“The persons had stored the goods in Chennai and had taken a few samples to strike a deal with computer traders in Andhra Pradesh. We are yet to recover the stolen goods,” said a senior police officer.
Police suspect the involvement of several persons other than the driver in the case.
Conductor pushed out of moving bus
The conductor of a Chennai-bound TNSTC bus was allegedly pushed out of the running vehicle by two passengers near Avadi and fracturing a leg, on Monday.
Police said the conductor tried to pacify two quarrelling passengers when he was beaten and pushed out by the duo. Following the incident, a few TNSTC bus drivers in the area halted buses on the road demanding action against the culprits.
Subsequently, the passengers, Ramesh Babu (33) and Acchalal (35) were arrested by the Avadi police.
After the arrests were made, the drivers withdrew the protest. “The route number 571 bus was crossing Chekkadu area when a quarrel broke out between two passengers, as both claimed ownership of a bag. When the conductor tried to calm them down, he was pushed out of the bus by the duo,” said ACP P S Manoharan. The bus was headed to Chennai from Tiruvallur.