Staff Reporter

MADURAI: Three persons involved in a murder case in 2004 were taken into custody on Monday.

Following tip-off, the Othakadai Inspector, P. Jayakumar, led a special team and arrested a gang on Thirumoghur Road.

The suspects were in possession of weapons and planned to commit a dacoity in the area. During interrogation, S. Shankar (25), A. Muthukumar (20) and K. Mani alias Manikandan (20) of Jaihindpuram revealed that they were part of the five-member gang that abducted and murdered Jothi (25), accused in a robbery case, during 2004.

The trio was produced in a city court and remanded to judicial custody.