Sabarimala Police have arrested seven pick pockets at Sabarimala who were roaming the places near Marakkoottam and Charelmedu in the devotee’s attire. Ramraj (35), Pazhaniyappan, (39), Muthurajan (30), Arasan (53), Pandyan (30), Maruthumuthu (38) and Mani (55) were the persons arrested on Sunday evening by the police. All of them belongs to Theni district of Tamilnadu. Mani and Arasan were arrested for the same crime at Sabarimala previous years also.
Police have confiscated 15 mobile phones and Rs. 16000 from them. Police have informed the real owners of the mobile phones could not be traced since the simcards where removed from most of the mobile phones confiscicated, the police have also contacted the owners of mobile phones whose SIM cards are not removed. The pick pockets were taken to the Ranni court on Monday.
G P Manuraj S I, Vijayan Pillai ASI, Civil Police Officers Raveendran, Girijendran, Abhilash, and Anil S K were in the team who nabbed the gang.