Detained under Goondas Act

A murder case accused was detained under the Goondas Act here recently on the order of Commissioner of Police Shailesh Kumar Yadav. A police press release said Mottupatti Balu alias P. Balakrishnan (40) was one of the accused in the murder of Palanisamy in a land dispute case in May last year.

K.K. Nagar police arrested Balakrishnan and his associates in connection with the murder. Balakrishnan was involved in robbery, assault and criminal intimidation cases after coming out on bail. He was arrested by K.K. Nagar police a couple of weeks ago. He was detained under the Goondas Act to curtail his habitual involvement in criminal cases.

Woman run over by crane

A 39-year-old woman was run over by a crane at Khajamalai on Thursday. Police sources said J. Mahaboob Nisha was riding a bicycle when she was knocked down by a crane.

The woman fell down from the bicycle and came under the rear wheel of the vehicle. The crane driver, Vinod, has been named as the accused, and the vehicle was seized. Traffic South (investigation) unit has registered a case.

Man arrested for robbing gold chain

A man who robbed a gold chain from an aged woman at Ramalinga Nagar on Thursday was caught by the public and handed over to the police. S.Usha (71), the complainant, was walking on the road when the accused, R.Suresh (30), robbed the gold chain weighing a little over two sovereigns from her and fled. Upon alarm raised by the aged woman, the locals caught him.

He was arrested and sent for remand. Woraiyur Crime police have registered a case.