Chennai: Tiruvallur police arrested three persons, including a woman, suspected to be naxalites, on Saturday.
The arrested have been identified as Dasarathan, his wife Shenbagavalli and brother Vetri Veerapandian of Odhapai village, Tiruvallur district, sources said.
The district police and Q branch police had received a tip-off on naxalites movements in Tiruvallur district.
Following the secret information, police have conducted vehicle searches at possible naxal hideouts in the district on Saturday morning, the source added.
The police, who have been posted at Pullarambakkam at the vicinity of Poondi lake, stopped an auto-rickshaw and checked the vehicle.
“During interrogation, the three occupants in the auto made contradictory statements and tried to flee the spot. However, the police succeeded in apprehending them,” police sources said.
Meanwhile, Q branch police took custody of the arrested three and are interrogating them. Another police source said Shenbagavalli has a sabotage case pending against her at Kodaikanal police station.“The details of the crimes that the trio had committed will be investigated and further details will be released once the investigation is over,” Sibi Chakravarthy, superintendent of police, Tiruvallur said....