Two arrested

: Police on Monday arrested two persons in connection with a robbery on B.S. Press Street on Sunday. They recovered Rs.8.54 lakh from Satish (21) and Jagadish (23), both residents of Royapuram.

Addressing mediapersons on Monday, Joint Commissioner of Police (North) N.K.Senthamaraikannan said that a complaint was filed by Saravanan, manager of Khan Chicken Centre on Adam Street, Royapuram, that Rs.9.04 lakh was stolen from him at knife point by four persons. Saravanan and his helper Suresh (28) were walking along B.S.Press Street on Sunday night with the earnings from the sale of chickens when the two were waylaid by a gang of four men who came on two motorcycles. While two of them have been arrested, search is on for Perumal (24) and Prakash (22), both residents of Korukkupet.

4 held for kidnap

Four men working in a private chit fund were arrested on Sunday night for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting a loan defaulter.

Police said that the accused – Gopal, Suresh, Prasad and Elaiyakumar – had asked the complainant, Parthiban, a resident of Vepery, to come to a private bank at Pursawalkam on Saturday.

Parthiban had secured a loan of Rs.1.8 lakh from the ‘chit fund' and had not paid dues for two months. Investigations revealed that the accused had actually taken a loan of Rs.3.5 lakh from the chit fund and after giving Parthiban Rs. 1.8 lakh as loan, they kept the remaining sum for themselves.

In the meantime, Parthiban sought a further loan of Rs. 5 lakh. The four accused had asked him to pay Rs.50,000 by way of commission and old dues.

But when Parthiban reached the meeting spot, he was bundled into an autorickshaw and taken to a house in Ayanavaram where he was beaten up. Police are on the lookout for a fifth person, Dinesh.