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Central Zone police crack the whip on anti-social elements

    With inputs from G.Srinivasan in Thanjavur
    P.V. Srividya in Nagapattinam
    M. Balaganessin in Pudukottai.
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A special drive conducted simultaneously in all the eight districts in the Central Zone from the late hours of Thursday till the early hours of Friday led to the arrest of some absconding accused; execution of pending non-bailable warrants; action initiated under various provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code against criminals and booking of several motor petty cases.

Teams of police personnel carried out the “storming operation”, lasting nine hours at a stretch, in their respective district on the instruction of the Inspector General of Police, Central Zone K.Vanniaperumal. The main objectives behind this mission were to check the activities of anti-socials and prevention and detection of crimes.

In Thanjavur district on orders from Kapil Kumar Sarathkar, SP, police teams conducted raids and searches in Thanjavur, Pattukottai and Kumbakonam areas from 10 p.m. till dawn. Sixty nine cases of drunken driving, 655 cases of violation of traffic rules were booked and warrants were issued on 68 ex-offenders.

P.Moorthy, SP, Tiruvarur district, said that 20 history sheeters, 11 old offenders, thirty illegal arrack sellers, eight absconding accused and two who have not turned to courts were arrested. Forty persons moving in a suspicious manner were also arrested and 238 cases were registered for traffic rule violations.

The operation in Nagapattinam district was conducted under the direct supervision of Santosh Kumar, SP . The operation entailed vehicular checks at 27 places, with 254 cases including 10 for drunken driving. . It also involved execution of 12 non-bailable warrants against various absconding accused; arrest of 49 persons including three history sheeted criminals. Eleven absconding accused in various cases were secured, and 15 prohibition cases were registered and one auto was seized for transporting sprit.

Speaking toThe Hindu, Mr.Santosh Kumar said that in the overnight operation launched in parts of the district, a total of 245 persons involved in various cases, were arrested. Seven persons who were evading non-bailable warrants were also arrested.M.S.Muthusamy, SP, said that as many as 25 first-time offenders wanted in various cases pending at various stations , were arrested. Accused persons absconding for a prolonged period; rowdy elements; known depredators and ex-convicts – in all accounting for 18, were arrested. Mr. Muthusamy said that the focus was also on vehicular check-up. It resulted in registering 303 Motor vehicle offences. “A maximum of 183 cases were registered against petty offences. A total of 56 two-wheeler riders who travelled with more than two persons were also booked,” he said. The police also registered cases against 192 suspicious persons.

With inputs from G.Srinivasan in Thanjavur, P.V. Srividya in Nagapattinam and M. Balaganessin in Pudukottai.

Objectives behind the mission is to check activities of criminals, and prevention, detection of crimes, writes R.Rajaram

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