The Perumanallur police arrested Anandaraj Joseph (24), a Sri Lankan refugee attached to the refugee camp at Sandhaipettai, on the charges of trying to pick the pocket of M. Murugapandian. The incident occurred at Pandian Nagar bus stop along P.N.Road on Thursday late evening.

Police sources said Anandaraj was considered ‘offender in previous theft cases’ and hence, he was denied of financial assistances.Five arrested

The Madathukulam police arrested five persons on the charges of assaulting P. Ambeth, a police constable, on Thursday. Police sources said the accused S. Rajaram, K. Manikandan, C. Manimannan, S. Prabhu and P. Maasanam, attacked the constable who was on night beat.