Tiruvarur police on Thursday arrested two persons in connection with a house demolition case against V.Dhivaharan, brother of Sasikala, former aide of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, in Nidamangalam taluk.

According to Xavier Dhanraj, Superintendent of Police, the arrested persons were Veerasivashankaran (40), owner of the excavator that was used to demolish the house of Kasthuri, wife of Balasubramanian of Rishiyur village in Nidamangalam taluk, and Sakthi (23), the operator who handled the excavator, which was also seized.

Veerashivashankaran belongs to Orathur village in Nidamangalam taluk, and Sakthi was from Melapoovanur village. The two were produced at the house of Sellpandi, Magistrate, Nidamangalam, and remanded in police custody. They were taken to Tiruchi Central Prison. Police have formed nine teams to nab Dhivaharan and others.