//Two gangsters held

Two gangsters held

Friday May 19 2006 10:36 IST

ALUVA: two gangsters were nabbed from Chengamanad on Wednesday after an eight-hour long chase by a special squad formed under the direct supervision of Rural Police Superintendent M Wahab.

Those nabbed were Jomy,(27), of Puthenveettil, Murungoor, Koratty, and Siju, (25), of Karimpana House, Mookkannoor, near Angamaly.

Circle Inspector Sherafudeen spotted the accused travelling in a Scorpio KL 8 AF 5014 at Angamaly around 11.30 a m. on Wednesday.

They escaped when the CI tried to stop the vehicle. Immediately, all the nearby police stations were alerted.

The accused left their car at Chengamanad in the evening in a bid to escape. The police team led by CI N Sivadas traced them hiding behind a water tank on top of a building. Jomy threatened the police with a pistol. But the police managed to catch them around 7.45 p m.

Later they confessed their involvement in many criminal cases. According to Aluva DySP K M Antony, Jomy was the seventh accused in the sensational Vidyadharan murder case in Tripunithura in 2003.

Nine gangsters, including Jomy and Siju, had robbed Rs 98 lakh and an Indica car from Valappady in Salem district on November 19, 2005. The major portion of the amount was taken by Jomy, the police said.

Chengamanad CI N.Sivadas said that Siju revealed his involvement in the murder of Shiju Prasad at Puthukkad on May 28, 2005. He also informed the police the details of the four co-accused in the case.

The police said that the assailants were involved in many cases like bomb-throwing and gang fights.

They were behind the bomb attack at Kaippattoor Junction in Kalady on April 18, 2006, and the attack of a sanyasi in Malayattoor in 2002. Jomy was also wanted by the police in an attack on an SC/ST girl in Angamaly in March 2006.

The accused were remanded in judicial custody when they were produced before the Judicial First Class Magistrate here on Thursday