The Cyber Crime police detained four persons, including a contractor of Madurai Corporation, in connection with the issuance of ‘death certificates’ in the names of Minister for Cooperation ‘Sellur’ K. Raju and CPI(M) MLA R. Annadurai.

According to reliable sources, the police secured the contractor, who was identified as Ponram, his associates Jeevan Ramesh, Paranthaman and Nagarajan for interrogation.

It is said that one among the four detained by the police is a DMK functionary. He had allegedly been the brain behind the preparation of the fake death certificates. “It is suspected he could have done it to bring disrepute to the government body,” the sources said.