Wanted gangster held in Velachery
A notorious gangster, ‘Velachery’ Thiruvengadam, 54, who features on the most wanted list of the city police was nabbed at gunpoint in Velachery on Friday.
A senior police officer said Thiruvengadam had over a dozen cases, including murder, attempt to murder, extortion and land grabbing, against him.
When Guindy sub-inspector M. Rajasekar and his team were on patrol at Nehru Nagar, they happened upon a few suspicious persons. When asked to disperse, Thiruvengadam, who was among the group, threatened the police.
When approached, the history-sheeter and his friend Karthik threatened to attack them with broken bottles, police said. The duo were eventually arrested. A case has been registered and an investigation is under way.