TIRUVANNAMALAI: Three persons accused in the case of assaulting and robbing an oil trader, Arumugam, of Rs. 11 lakh on January 2 this year have been detained under Goondas Act.
In the case, which posed a big challenge for police to crack, 7 persons were arrested including two from Tiruvannamalai region and another five from Thanjavur-Kumbakonam region. District collector (in-charge) C.Kadhiravan ordered detention of three of those seven accused viz. C.Prasanna (32) and U.Rajamani (21) from Mayiladuthurai, and K.Ganapathi of Kumbakonam, on the recommendations of district Superintendent of Police M. Pandian.