T Rajender's driver, friend robbed at knife point, one held

Salman who managed to escape from him alerted his friend Amjad and they called the police control room. Periamet police team secured one of the three men, A Bharath (28) of Periamet.
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A three-member gang threatened T Rajender's driver and his friend at knife point and robbed them of a mobile phone and cash at Periamet on Saturday night and police secured one if the suspects within hours.
Lakeshkumar who works as a driver for T Rajendar was returning home from T Nagar after work on Saturday night when his bike broke down near the Madras Veterinary College at Periamet.
He called his friend Javid, a food delivery boy for Swiggy, who came to the spot along with his friend Salman. When they were trying to fix the bike, a three-member gang surrounded them and threatened them at knife point. After relieving them of a mobile phone and Rs 900, the gang asked Salman to buy ganja from a place near the MGR Chennai Central and sent one of their gang members along.
Salman who managed to escape from him alerted his friend Amjad and they called the police control room. Periamet police team secured one of the three men, A Bharath (28) of Periamet.
Investigation revealed that he is a history-sheeter at Periamet police station and his accomplices were identified as E Manikandan (26) of Periamet, also a history-sheeter, and Bharath's nephew Mani. Bharath would be remanded on Sunday and a hunt has been launched for the absconding duo.

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