Trichy, Oct. 10:
Suresh, one of the key accused in the sensational Lalitha Jewellery burglary case, today surrendered before magistrate Vignesh of Chengam Court today. Though this is a startling twist in this case, Murugan, who is still the brain for the robbery, has not yet been arrested.
The special police team has decided to take Suresh in their custody to interrogate him regarding the burglary. Recently, jewellery weighing around 30 kilograms and valued Rs 13 crore, was burgled from the famous Lalitha Jewellery branch situated at Trichy Chatram bus stand.
The police had formed seven special teams to nab the burglars. Sustained investigations by the police revealed the involvement of notorious robber Murugan, his relatives and friends. The police spread their dragnet to nab the culprits.
Manikandan was arrested on Thursday night during a routine vehicle check at Vilamal checkpost near Adiyakkamanglam in Tiruvarur district. He was carrying his share of the loot from Lalithaa Jewellery showroom with his accomplice, Seerathoppu Suresh. Police overpowered and nabbed Manikandan while Suresh, also a resident of Thiruvarur, managed to escape. “…
Police inquired Suresh’s mother Kanagavalli. During the inquiry, it was found that Kanagavalli possessed 450 grams of jewels. Kanagavalli was a party to her son’s share in the loot… All the recovered jewels have the barcode of Lalitha Jewellery,” said an inquiry officer.
While Manikandan was sent to Trichy central prison, Kanagavalli was taken to women’s special prison in Trichy.
The police were searching for Seerathoppu Suresh, who stole them. The investigation revealed that Murugan was the leader of the robbery. Following the arrest of Suresh’s mother Kanakavalli, police arrested Murugan’s brother, Murali.
Four people have been arrested so far.Suresh who fled to Thiruvarur today surrendered to Sengam Court today. Though this is a startling twist in this case, Murugan, who is still the brain for the robbery, has not yet been arrested.