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Ring Road crimes: 4 policemen held

Staff Reporter

MADURAI: In two different cases, the Madurai district police have arrested four police personnel and two others involved in robbery and impersonation.

In the first case, a head constable attached to the Madurai city `Q' branch, Deivendra Pandi, and another head constable, Pandi, attached to Oomachikulam police station were arrested on charges of cheating and impersonation.

The police said the two head constables provided `police bandobust' to one Babu and Manoharan, who posed themselves as officials of Regional Transport Office and started collecting money from drivers of vehicles that passed through the Ring Road near the Madurai-Melur Junction on the night of November 27.

That Pandi was posted for night duty at the police outpost on the Ring Road had become convenient for the impostors to make quick money without any one suspecting them.

However, a Sub-Inspector attached to the Othakadai police station, who was on night patrol, smelt the rat as they behaved in a suspicious manner.

Investigation revealed that the racket had been going on for quite sometime. The Othakadai police have registered a case.

Trader waylaid

In the second case, two constables E. Edwin Evangel Devanban (50) of Kottampatti police station and P. Arumugam (40) of Melavalavu police station, waylaid a coconut trader and snatched his vehicle and cash on the night of December 1.

The police personnel stopped P. Nehru, who was riding a two-wheeler on the Ring Road near Pandikoil, on the pretext of asking for a matchbox. When he stopped, the duo demanded money from him.

When Nehru protested, one of them held him and the other snatched his money along with the two-wheeler. The Karuppayoorani police have registered a case.