Two suspects attempting to bribe STF arrested
By Naalir Jamaldeen and Farook Shihan
Two suspects were arrested for allegedly attempting to give a bribe of Rs 40,000 to STF personnel when they seized a haul of illegal Surukku Valai fishing nets from the the suspects.
Following frequent complaints of fishermen, that illegal fishing gear was being used in the shallow waters of the sea in the Kaluwanchikudi Police Division, an STF team, while being engaged on patrol on the night of 17 September raided a particular area and recovered a haul of illegal Surukku Valai fishing nets, hidden on the beach and arrested a suspect.
After the arrest, the particular suspect had attempted to give this money through a relative. Both were arrested by the STF.