Two history-sheeters, Muthu Saravanan and Sunday Sathish, were killed in an encounter with police in Tamil Nadu’s Sholavaram. The duo was wanted in connection with the murder of a district-level functionary. Muthu Saravanan had more than 13 cases registered against him, including six murder cases. Sunday Sathish was involved in five criminal cases.
CHENNAI: In the early hours of Thursday, two notorious criminals were shot dead by the Avadi police in Sholavaram, Tamil Nadu. The encounter took place when the police attempted to apprehend the duo, Muthu Saravanan and Sunday Sathish, who were wanted in connection with the murder of a district-level functionary.
The two criminals, who were accomplices of another notorious criminal named Bomb Saravanan, were located at a dilapidated building in Marapedu Kandigai. As the police surrounded them, Muthu and Sunday attacked three police personnel, prompting the officers to retaliate by opening fire. Both criminals sustained fatal injuries and were rushed to the Government Stanley Hospital, where they were pronounced dead upon arrival.
Muthu Saravanan had an extensive criminal record, with over 13 cases registered against him, including six murder cases. Sunday Sathish was also involved in five criminal cases. The police had been searching for them in connection with the murder of Parthiban, a 53-year-old functionary in Tiruvallur district. Parthiban was killed by a four-member gang while he was on his morning stroll at a temple ground in Padianallur on August 17.
Encounters between the police and criminals have become a common occurrence in Tamil Nadu as the law enforcement agencies actively pursue notorious individuals involved in serious crimes. These encounters serve as a stern message to criminals, reminding them that they cannot escape the clutches of the law.
However, encounters also raise concerns about the use of force by the police and the potential for human rights violations. It is important for the police to operate within the bounds of the law and ensure that encounters are carried out in a just and fair manner.
The elimination of dangerous criminals is undoubtedly a positive development for society, as it helps maintain law and order and ensures the safety of citizens. Nevertheless, it is equally important for the police to uphold the principles of justice and adhere to legal procedures during such encounters.
The Avadi police’s successful operation in neutralizing these two history-sheeters is a testament to their commitment to maintaining law and order in Tamil Nadu. It sends a strong message to criminals that their actions will not go unpunished and that the police will continue to protect the innocent and maintain peace in the state..