Cashew truck hijack case : Goondas slapped on 4 associates of ex-Minister’s son

Thoothukudi, Dec 17 (UNI) The Thoothukudi district police on Friday
detained four associates of prime accused C.Gnanaraj Jebasingh (30),
son of former AIADMK minister S.T.Chellapandian, in the hijacking of
cashew nuts-laden truck, under the Goondas Act.
Police sources said the Goondas Act was invoked against K.Marimuthu
(30), V.Senthil Murugan (35), T.Rajkumar (26) and S.Vishnu Perumal
(26) by Thoothukudi district collector Dr.K.Senthil Raj, based on the
recommendations of Superintendent of Police S.Jayakumar.
Jebasingh was detained under the Goondas Act yesterday.
All the five and two others S.Manoharan (36) and M.Pandi (21),
involved in the case, were presently lodged in the high security
Palayamkottai Central Prison.
They were arrested for hijacking a truck ferrying 16 tonnes of
cashew nuts worth Rs 1.10 crore from Kanyakumari to VOC Port
at Thoothukudi after assaulting the driver on November 26. On
being alerted by the truck driver, a special police team from
Thoothukudi in coordination with Namakkal police tracked the
truck at Thimmanayakan Patti near Rasipuram and arrested all
the seven culprits.

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