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Repeat offender breaks peace bond, gets 276 days in jail
Breaking an agreement that he had entered into with the city police, under which he had promised to stay away from any criminal activities for a year, has proven costs for a 23-year-old repeat offender from Teynampet. The youth, who breached the agreement – called ‘peace bond’ – with the police, was ordered to spend 276 days in prison as penalty.
The accused, P Manikandan of Teynampet, has cases of mobile phone snatching and attempted murder booked against him at the Mambalam police station. About three months ago, the T Nagar police had released him from custody after receiving an undertaking from him that he would not commit offences for a period of one year. This was a chance for him to reform.
However, it lasted only about 90 days. Manikandan recently got into a fight with an eatery shop owner and robbed his earnings after eating there. Following a complaint lodged by the shop owner, the police registered a case and arrested Manikandan.
When it was found that he breached the peace bond, T Nagar Deputy Commissioner ordered him to spend the rest of the peace bond period, 276 days, in prison. Manikandan was subsequently lodged in Puzhal Central Prison.