Special Correspondent

TAMBARAM: A bomb scare stalled proceedings on the Alandur court complex for a couple of hours on Wednesday.

The Chennai Suburban Police said that the staff at Alandur Municipality received a call around 10 a.m. that bombs would explode on the Alandur court complex, opposite the municipal office. The staff immediately alerted the Chennai Suburban Police Commissionerate.

The call was declared a hoax, following a thorough check. Court proceedings were stalled till 11.30 a.m., police said.

Pensioner robbed

A pensioner was robbed of Rs.1 lakh in Tambaram on Tuesday. Police said Chandran (61), a former staff of the Health Department, was constructing a house in Madambakkam.

On Tuesday, he withdrew Rs.1 lakh from a branch of a nationalised bank in Poondi Bazaar, East Tambaram, and kept it in the side box of his two-wheeler. When he neared Madambakkam, he stopped the two-wheeler and went to a shop to purchase a soft drink. When he returned a few minutes later, he noticed the side box's lock broken open and the cash missing. The Selaiyur police are investigating.

Man held

A 20-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday and gold jewellery weighing nearly 18 sovereigns were recovered from him.

A release from the Chennai Suburban Police Commissioner, S.R. Jangid, said that police picked up Gunasekaran near Ayyappanthangal bus stand on Tuesday evening. Investigations revealed that Gunasekaran was involved in a number of offences in Porur.