Special Correspondent

Udhagamandalam: Four persons have been arrested at Gudalur in connection with the series of thefts and burglaries in various parts of the Nilgiris.

A special team had been formed by the Superintendent of Police, the Nilgiris, Vidya D Kulkarni, to nab the culprits. On Monday, the police accosted five persons on suspicion. While one person escaped, others who were identified as Anthony (20), Sathishkumar (22), Ajith (23) and Bakiaraj (22) were arrested following questioning. During interrogation, they confessed that they were behind the series of thefts. Stolen items, including jewels and mobile phones worth about Rs. 1.15 lakh, were recovered from them.