TIRUVARUR: A Special Sub-Inspector (SSI) attached to Thanjavur Railway Police was arrested for stealing 35 sovereigns of gold jewels from a jewellery shop-cum-pawn shop in Mannargudi.
According to police, two persons visited the shop owned by H Dineshkumar at Periya Kammala Street on January 18, 2014, and sold some jewels to him. Later, he was shocked to find five gold chains each weighing seven sovereigns missing from a cloth bag that he had kept in the showcase.
He lodged a complaint with the Mannargudi police. As part of the investigations, the police watched CCTV footage fixed in the shop and learnt the duo had pocketed the jewels from the cloth bag when Dineshkumar went to his cubicle to fetch cash.
As the address given by the duo turned out to be false, police conducted enquiry with the help of the footage and pinned down P Govindaraj (56) of Okkanadu Keelayur who has been working as a Special Sub-Inspector at the Thanjavur Railway Police Station and S Sivakumar (30) of Valluvar Street in the same village. A police team detained Govindaraj on Sunday.
During the interrogation, he reportedly confessed to the theft. Following this, Govindaraj was produced before Mannargudi Judicial Magistrate Court. Mannargudi police is also on the lookout for Sivakumar, who is said to be working in Kerala.