VILLUPURAM: Three persons were detained under the Goondas Act for having indulged in a series of offences over a period of time. They are A.Amirthalingam (28) of Karasur in Puducherry, N.Raj alias Rajavel (29) of Murugappakkam in Puducherry and Irudhayaraj (25) of Sandhikuppam in Cuddalore. The trio was involved in the abduction of Dr. Dharmaraj of Puducherry in 2006 for ransom. More recently, they had barged into the house of R. Lakshmi at Pakkam near Kandamangalam on June 15, 2007 and demanded her to part with valuables.

While, the neighbours made an attempt to catch them they threw a countrymade bomb and escaped. — Special Correspondent