‘Bomb’ Sar­a­vanan ar­rested in Tiru­val­lur

Crim­i­nal was ab­scond­ing since 2016

The Hindu - - CHENNAI - Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

The Pu­lianthope po­lice ar­rested Sar­a­vanan alias ‘Bomb’ Sar­a­vanan, an ‘A’ cat­e­gory his­tory-sheeter, who has been ab­scond­ing since 2016, from a house in Tiru­val­lur district early on Mon­day.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, Sar­a­vanan, 41, had over 24 cases against him, in­clud­ing six mur­der cases and two cases under the Ex­plo­sives Act.

On Sun­day, the po­lice re­ceived in­for­ma­tion that he was hid­ing in Tiru­val­lur district. A spe­cial team was formed, com­pris­ing Tiru­val­lur law and or­der in­spec­tor M. Ravi, sub-in­spec­tors B. San­thosh Kumar, K. Ad­harsh and other po­lice per­son­nel.

With the help of a ma­son, who con­structed a house for Sar­a­vanan, the po­lice tracked him down to a house in Lak­sha­pu­ram in Uthukot­tai, five km from Periya­palayam. “Around 4.30 a.m, we barged into his house and ar­rested him,” said a po­lice of­fi­cer.

En­mity with gang­ster

Po­lice said Sar­a­vanan had en­mity with Na­gen­dran, a no­to­ri­ous his­tory-sheeter from north Chen­nai who is in prison now. “Years ago, Sar­a­vanan’s brother Then­narasu was al­legedly mur­dered by Na­gen­dran’s gang. From then on, he and Na­gen­dran be­came ri­vals,” said a po­lice of­fi­cer.’

He got his moniker as he used to hurl bombs at his en­e­mies. “He claims that he learnt to make bombs in Andhra Pradesh. We are in­ter­ro­gat­ing him,” the po­lice of­fi­cer said.

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