Police update list of rowdies active in city
A Selvaraj | TNN
Chennai: The city police have prepared a new list of rowdies who have become active in the past one year. Anybody found to be involved in assault cases on more than two occasions figures on the list.
“We have removed some of the rowdies from the records maintained by each police station because they are no longer active, and have created a new list of more than 500 rowdies in the city,” city police commissioner T Rajendran said.
“We are bringing each and every criminal under the police scanner. Their profiles have helped us crack many cases easily. Apart from this, we have also published profiles of chain snatchers and white collar criminals in separate volume of books. We have given the books to each and every police station. Their profiles along with their portraits helps us to nab criminals after their identification by the victims,” Rajendran added.
Chennai city has 93 police stations including the recently-inaugurated ones at Royala Nagar, Royapettah government hospital, Stanley Medical College and Madras Medical College. Each police station has history sheets of at least 20 to 30 rowdies who are active in their jurisdiction.
According to police sources, there are at least 1,600 history sheets available with the city police. In case of those who are no longer active in the city and moved to other areas, police have sent their criminal records to those areas so that the local cops could keep an eye on them.
There have also been additions and deletions in the list of gangsters maintained by the police. TP Chatram-based leading ganja peddler Krishnaveni, who is now in Puzhal prison, now figures in the infamous list, according to police sources.