Arun alias Arun Thamizhan (23), accused in several cases of murder, kidnap for ransom and chain-snatching, was arrested on Wednesday evening and booked under the Goondas Act.

Speaking to The Hindu , Senior Superintendent of Police (Law and Order) B. Srikanth said this was the first arrest under the Goondas Act in several months, the previous case being Vinod alias Viji, who was arrested in Karaikal around four months ago.

Collector S.B. Deepak Kumar would present the case before the government and the arrest would also have to be defended in court, he said.

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