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Two held in murder case

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RAMANATHAPURAM, August 5, 2011

The police on Thursday cracked the murder case of a petrol bunk owner by arresting two suspects within 24 hours of the crime.

One Sathmeegaseelan (40) of Piprappanvalasai was murdered at Karan by a gang when he was returning home with a cash of Rs.56000. The case was reported at around 3 a.m. on Wednesday.

The police team found that his two-wheeler was hit by a vehicle. It came to a conclusion that the assailants might have come to the spot by a car. The accused were identified thereafter.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police Sandeep Mittal and the Superintendent of Police, Kaliraj S. Mahesh Kumar told reporters at Uchipuli police station that G. Sivakumar (23) of Pudumadam and T. Ramalingam (27) of Surankattu Valasai were arrested. A few more persons might have been involved in the case. It was said the suspects had followed the victim for the last few days to understand his route so as to execute their plan. They killed him with the motive of lifting the cash collected from his petrol bunk.

Shri Sandeep Mittal, an IPS Officer of 1995 Batch, completed B. Sc. (Honours) Geology with University Gold Medal and M.Sc. Applied Geology with University Gold Medal, both from University of Delhi. He earned Degree of Master’s in Police Management from Osmania University, Diploma in Cyber Security and Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics from Gujarat Forensic Science University, Gandhinagar . He is a Postgraduate in Cyber Defence and Information Assurance from Cranfield University, UK. He conducted a number of experiments in people friendly policing to bridge the divide between police and public. He headed the Security of Asia Pacific’s largest prison i.e. Tihar Prisons, New Delhi. While serving in Narcotics Control Bureau under Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India as Zonal Director he was instrumental in liquidating a number of National and International drug syndicates and developed his skills in cyber crime investigation. He is a Chevening Cyber Security Fellow, UK; a Commonwealth Scholar in Internet Law & Policy a t University of Strathclyde, UK; an Associate of Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi and a Life Member of United Services Institution of India, New Delhi; Indian Society of Criminology, India and Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. He is member, Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Criminology and Criminalistics, a peer reviewed journal. He has published research papers in reputed peer reviewed Journals.

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