Liquor seized, seven held

Staff Reporter

TUTICORIN: The Prohibition Enforcement Wing sleuths seized liquor bottles and toddy from different parts of the district during raids conducted on Wednesday. Seven persons were arrested.

Police said Arumuga Nadar, Karuppasamy, Muthupandi, Ramasamy, Jayaprakash, Ramanathan and Murugan were later remanded in the custody.

Man held

Police arrested Vivekanandan (62) on the charge of possessing lottery tickets, at Kovilpatti on Wednesday. A total of 2,916 Bhutan and Sikkim State lottery tickets were seized from him.

Police said Vivekanandan, along with one Rathinavel were moving under suspicious circumstances near Ramasamy theatre. When a police patrol team started questioning them, Rathinavel gave the slip. The accused was remanded to custody.