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Man with suspected Naxal links arrested in Mettur

Coimbatore: A man wanted in a double murder case and also suspected to have links with Naxals has been arrested in Mettur in Salem district, police said today.

Palanivel, a native of Pulikadathanur in Salem district, was wanted in a double murder case in Veeranam in 2004 and a special team had been formed to nab him.

Meanwhile, Q branch of police wing received information that Palanivel was staying in Namakkal and working as a painter and used to visit Mettur as part of his profession, they said.

Keeping strict vigil on the movement of 35-year-old Palanivel, police nabbed him last evening, after a chase near Mettur.

After the preliminary interrogation, he was produced before Mettur Judicial Magistrate, who remanded him to judicial custody for 15 days.

PTI