Police registered cases against 27 persons and seized more than 550 liquor bottles in a drive conducted for violating dry day.
In view of Prophet Mohammed’s birth anniversary and Thiruvalluvar Day, the State Government had announced closure of Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (Tasmac) run liquor outlets and bars on Tuesday and Wednesday. In violation of the fiat, police found persons resorting to hoarding of liquor bottles and selling them at a premium.
In the drive across the city, 230 bottles were seized and cases were registered against those found in possession of huge quantity of liquor.
In Rathinapuri, police raided a bar and its owner Arul Jothi’s residence and seized more than 330 liquor bottles.
In Tirupur, police arrested 22 persons on the charges of trying to sell liquor without permit from various parts of the district during raids conducted on Tuesday late evening and on the early hours of Wednesday. The accused were picked up from areas under Avinashi, Udumalpet, Dharapuram, Cheyur, Palladam, Kangayam and Uthukuli police station limits.Drive against gambling
Police on Tuesday arrested eight persons and seized Rs. 3,790 at Seeranaickenpalayam on charges of gambling. They also arrested three persons at Karunya Nagar and seized three roosters and cash Rs 2,320.
In a drive at Zahirnaickenpalayam near Alandurai, police seized two roosters and cash Rs 500 and arrested two persons.
Burglars broke into the house of Tamilarasan (57) at VSK Nagar at Kavundampalayam and decamped with Rs. 1.5 lakh, 12 sovereigns of gold jewellery and three ATM cards.Commits suicide
Santhoshi (26), wife of Rajesh (28), a daily wage earner at R.S. Puram, committed suicide on Tuesday. The victim is suspected to have consumed pesticide, in a fit of rage over her husband’s failure to get tickets for a movie released on Pongal, despite her repeated reminders. She is undergoing treatment. It is learnt that the couple went to the theatre only to find a house full board. She is undergoing treatment.Man creates flutter
Murugesh (39), a vegetable vendor from Erode, created flutter at the Gandhipuram bus stand on Tuesday night by snatching a knife from a groundnut merchant inflicting injuries on his neck.