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Chennai: Fake journo held for peddling ganja

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jun 13, 2019, 6:17 am IST
Updated Jun 13, 2019, 6:17 am IST
On Tuesday night, Pallikaranai police searched his apartment and found nearly one kilogram of ganja.
Police said Saravanan had been living with his wife Manjula (36) in the apartment for two months.
 Police said Saravanan had been living with his wife Manjula (36) in the apartment for two months.

Chennai: Chennai city police has arrested a 32-year-old person who peddled ganja in an apartment in Perumabakkam. The man allegedly created a scene, posing as an investigative journalist when police showed up to check his residence. The arrested identified as Saravanan( 32) is a resident of the slum clearance board apartment in Perumabakkam. Police said Saravanan had been living with his wife Manjula (36) in the apartment for two months.

According to police, residents informed local police last week, observing the couple's unusual behaviour. Police said, quoting the residents, young boys and girls and north Indians had been visiting their apartment late at night. Pallikaranai police took him into custody and questioned him when he created a huge scene claiming that he was an investigative journalist working for a monthly magazine. He produced his identity card, after which police let him go. However, a few days later the residents again approached police to come and search the house.

 

On Tuesday night, Pallikaranai police searched his apartment and found nearly one kilogram of ganja. Police arrested him and seized the contraband products. His wife Manjula was also taken into custody, police said.

Investigations revealed that the man, originally from Andhra, is not a journalist as  claimed. He printed a fake identity card of a media organisation to avoid police interference in his business. The lady Manjula of Kannagi Nagar, is Saravanan's business partner and she confessed to having sold ganja to college students in the city. Further investigations are on.

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