Jabarullah, a businessman in Mettuppalayam, was robbed of Rs. 1.25 lakh on Sunday night.

According to police, four persons, who came in two motorcycles entered the shop-cum-godown, robbed him of cash at knife point. The duo also locked Jabarullah from outside and escaped. Neighbours and family members staying in the first floor rushed and released the businessman.

Cheating complaint

Nearly 20 persons thronged the Collectorate on Monday demanding action against a woman and three others of running chit firm in Madukkarai and cheating them after collecting nearly 1 lakh.


Nearly 40 passengers of a private Omni bus from Coimbatore to Bangalore were agitated over a malfunctioning air-condition in the bus. The passengers said that the when the bus started at 11.15 a.m., they felt suffocation because of lack of ventilation and non-functional AC. However, when the bus crossed some distance, passengers shouted and brought the bus to a halt. The omni bus firm said that they could not get a mechanic since it was Sunday. However, the fault was attended and then the bus resumed its journey.