A team from the Kinathukadavu Police Station surrounded Arun (26), Malarvannan alias Narasimhan (29), Sathishkumar (25), Karthik (26) and Saravanakumar (26) when they were standing near a vehicle on Kondampatti Road in the early hours of Saturday. Police said that on being questioned, the five admitted to have planned to waylay people.
It was also found that Arun had 12 cases of dacoity and sandalwood theft against him. Narasimhan and Sathishkumar had a case of assaulting a car driver and stealing the car against them in the Mettupalayam Police Station. Karthik had cases of robbery registered against him in Vadavalli Police Station, the release said. All the five were remanded to judicial custody.
Under instructions from Inspector General of Police (West Zone) Pramod Kumar, special teams have been formed to nab those involved in the murder of a watchman while trying to loot the Primary Agricultural Co-operative Bank at Kurunellipalayam near Kinathukadavu.
A gang allegedly strangled the watchman, but it could not take away cash and jewellery from the bank as the alarm went off.