TIRUNELVELI: The police arrested Valliyoor Town Panchayat vice-president Shanmugapandi with country bombs on Friday during a vehicle check.

The police intensified raids in suspected hideouts and vehicle checks after incidents of robbery and burglary were reported in and around Valliyoor. During a vehicle check, Shanmugapandi, an accused in cases of murder, extortion, usury etc. and enlarged on bail, was intercepted when he was going in a two-wheeler. After a search, the police recovered two country bombs from him.

— Staff Reporter

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