Two special teams constituted to nab culprits, says SP

Special teams of the Tiruchi Rural Police arrested a six-member gang that was allegedly involved in stealing lorries in Tiruchi and its neighbouring districts. The police recovered eight stolen lorries worth around Rs. 80 lakh.

The recovered vehicles were handed over to their respective owners by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Tiruchi Range, A. Amalraj at the Armed Reserve ground in Subramaniapuram here on Saturday.

Special teams

Addressing the media at the Armed Reserve ground, the Superintendent of Police, Tiruchi Rural, A. Kaliyamurthy said two special teams were constituted on the direction of the Inspector General of Police, Central Zone, Karan Singha following theft of lorries reported in various places in Tiruchi. Karur, Pudukottai and Perambalur districts have also recorded similar theft of lorries over the past few months.

Based on inputs given by an informer and sustained investigation, the special teams apprehended Chandramouli, Nelson, Rajendran, Vijayakumar, Murugan and Arumugam. Based on the information provided by them, the police recovered the stolen lorries.

Cases registered

The Superintendent of Police said Arumugam and Murugan of Perambalur and Tirunelveli districts respectively were the kingpins behind the crime adding that the stolen lorries were recovered from Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts.

He said a murder-for-gain case had been registered against Arumugam in Veppur police station in Cuddalore district.

Six of the eight recovered lorries were from Tiruchi district and one each from Pudukottai and Karur district.

High detection rate

He said 112 of the 118 property crime cases reported in Tiruchi Rural limits in the last seven months were detected.

The property crime detection rate was 93 per cent.