Chennai: Police have seized 1.5 tonnes of red sanders near Tiruttani. They said the red sanders were being smuggled from Andhra Pradesh to Vellore.
According to police, DSP Maniazhagan, who took charge yesterday, received a tip-off that red sanders were being smuggled. Following this, he and other police personnel were involved in checks on vehicles.
At that time, a van was proceeding near Pallipet Main Road. On seeing the police, those inside the vehicle stopped it and ran away. When the police personnel checked the van, they found red sanders in it. A dragnet has been spread for the missing persons.
CHENNAI: The Central Crime Branch police on Monday arrested two corporation school teachers on charges of submitting fake certificates to get jobs in 1998.
M Kuppan, 48, of Shenoy Nagar and T Raja, 40, of Perambur, teachers at a corporation school in MGR Nagar, were nabbed based on a complaint from corporation education officer K Ravichandran. Police said the two joined the corporation school in 1998 after obtaining fake certificates from a broker named Krishnakumar of Tiruttani. They paid 15,000 each to the broker, police said.
"Their Class 10 and Class 12 marks lists were original, but their certificates claiming they had completed a teachers' training course was fake," an investigating officer said.