City police on Wednesday seized nearly 230 kg of banned tobacco products in Rathinapuri and arrested two people accused of its illegal sales.
Police say the 1,333 packages containing tobacco products were worth nearly 2 lakhs and were stored in a residence in Rathinapuri by Mr. Vignesh (26) and Y. Alwin (29) allegedly for selling them to shops from the city.
In addition to banned tobacco products, police also seized nearly 1.45 lakh in cash, three smartphones and a two-wheeler during the searches. Police in Saibaba Settlement charged the two defendants under Articles 273 (Sale of noxious food or drink) and 328 (Causing injury by means of poison, etc.) of the Indian Penal Code as well as articles of the Indian Criminal Code. Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) and placed them in judicial custody.
Man arrested for murdering his wife
A day after a woman was found murdered at her residence in Avinashi in Tiruppur district, police arrested her husband in connection with the murder.
Police sources said Vijay (35) allegedly attacked his wife Priya (30) with a rolling pin following a verbal altercation on Tuesday.
He allegedly tried to cover up the murder by reporting to the police that criminals broke into his residence, stole the jewelry and murdered his wife. Following his confession, the Avinashi police registered a complaint against him. He was taken into custody.
Detained under the POCSO Act
Udumalpet police on Tuesday arrested a 22-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl near Udumalpet in the Tiruppur district.
Police said the girl’s parents reported her missing to police on August 10. The investigation revealed that the accused abducted the victim under the pretext of marrying him and sexually assaulted her. He was convicted under articles of the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO) and remanded in custody.