The Hindu

Wanted gangster held in Velachery

- Special Correspond­ent

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.

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