Six arrested for targeting house posing as policemen

Nearly two weeks after an eight-member gang, posing to be policemen, robbed 30 sovereigns from a house in Avadi, police have arrested six of them including a film assistant director.
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The accused — Guru, Vijayaraghavan, Lakshmanan, Gokul Prasad, Marimuthu and Sellaiyah — were remanded in judicial custody and 30 sovereigns of jewels, the car they used during the robbery and Guru’s two-wheeler were seized from them. 
Police said that Guru, the main accused, is a friend of the victim’s son-in-law Anandhan, as both of them work as assistant directors in movies. Guru has visited the latter’s house several times. Trusting him, Anandhan had apprised Guru of the movable and immovable properties that his father-in-law owned. 
Guru, who comes from a struggling background, decided to loot the house and hatched a plan along with his friends. They created fake Income Tax and police identity cards, hired police uniforms and an Innova car to visit Anandhan’s house in the wee hours of May 8 when he was not present. As Guru is known to the family, he waited a few metres away from the house. 
They told the family members that they were from anti-vice squad of the City Police and claimed that they received information that Anandhan was making money from flesh trade. 
Later, they ‘raided’ the house and ‘seized’ 30 sovereigns, before fleeing the house after informing the family to appear at the City Police Commissionerate for investigation. 
On suspicion, Anandhan filed a complaint with Avadi police. After registering a case, the police traced Guru with the help of mobile phone calls made during the time of the robbery. Based on the information from him, the other five were arrested. The last two accused, Selvam and Dileep, are still at large.

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