Madurai

Fake e-pass holder’s vehicle impounded in Theni

The police impounded a four-wheeler and detained the owner of the vehicle after it was found that he had a fake e-registration for travel from Chinnamanur to Periakulam in the district on Tuesday.

Police said that Saravanan of Chinnamanur, when intercepted at a check-post, claimed that he was proceeding to Periakulam to attend a funeral. He showed an e-registration pass. When the police checked, it was found that they were going for some other purposes.

A senior officer at the check post said that they did random checks on such e-pass holders and impounded the vehicles. In this case, based on the confession of the car owner, they arrested a browsing centre owner Prakash, who had aided in getting the pass for the wrong reason.

The police had installed check posts in 13 locations in the district and erected barricades at arterial roads across the district. The police had deployed additional personnel at Bodi mettu, Cumbum mettu and Kumuli check posts as there were goods vehicles coming in from Kerala.

The district had been witnessing huge numbers of Covid-19 positive patients that on May 24, according to the state medical bulletin, there were 32541 positive cases, 26265 discharged and 5973 active cases in the hospitals and covid care centres.


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