Chennai, July 11 (BPNS)
Tamil Nadu police have detained three more persons involved in the Marakkanam hooch tragedy in Villupuram district of the state that claimed 14 lives. The three are Elayan Nambi, a Chemical engineer working at a company in Vanagaram, Chennai and bootleggers Raja alias Barkatullah and Ezhumalai.
The three were charged for supplying the hooch to local arrack sellers, bootleggers, sub-agents, and brewers. These sub-agents had supplied the adulterated spirit to fishermen in Ekkiyarkuppam village leading to a major hooch tragedy that claimed the lives of 14 people.
The three accused are already lodged in Cuddalore Central prison and based on the report from the CB-CID Police, Villupram district collector, C. Palani detained them under the Goonda Act.
The orders were served to the threesome in Cuddalore central prison.
It may be recalled that five others who are accused in the case are also detained under the Goonda Act.