Staff Reporter

SALEM: The Prohibition and Enforcement Wing personnel arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in the manufacturing of spurious liquor here on Monday. The police said Saminathan of Ilampillai and Dhanapal of Neikarapatti were arrested for their reported connection with a clandestine unit that manufactured spurious Indian Made Foreign Liquor in Perumakoundanpatti near Ilampillai. The Salem Rural Police discovered the unit on January 11.


One person was killed and two others were injured in the Jallikattu event organised in connection with the Pongal celebrations at Pottireddypatti near Namakkal on Monday.

The police said Ramesh (28) of Madha Koil Street in Ganeshapuram near Namakkal sustained severe injuries during the event and was admitted to a private hospital, where he died. Vaiyapuri (40) of Palayapalayam near Senthamangalam and Sekar (43) of Arasalur in Thottiyam taluk also sustained injuries in the event. They were admitted to private hospitals. A similar event was held at Alanganatham village near here. 'Rekla' race events were also organised in N. Pudhupatti and Mohanur.