Saravanan alias 'Bomb' Saravanan, a notorious history sheeter was arrested by the Pulianthope police from a house in Tiruvallur district early on Monday.
The 41-year-old who received his moniker due to his expertise in making bombs and had been on the run since 2016 was arrested from his hideout near Periyapalayam, according to a TOI report.
Saravanan, a 'A' category history sheeter who was known to hurl bombs at his enemies has 24 cases filed against him. This includes 6 murder cases and two cases under the Explosives act, according to a report in The Hindu.
He was involved in country bomb attacks in the Pulianthope and Ennore station limits, according to the TOI report.
On Sunday, police received a tip-off that the criminal had been hiding in Tiruvallur and a special team comprising of M Ravi, law and order inspector, sub-inspectors B. Santhosh Kumar, K. Adharsh and other police personnel, according to The Hindu report.
With the help of a mason, who earlier has constructed a house for Saravanan, the police found him in a house in Lakshapuram, Uthukottai.
“Around 4.30 a.m, we barged into his house and arrested him,” a police officer told The Hindu.
Enmity with Nagendran
During interrogation, police claim that Saravanan admitted to making bombs and supplying to rival groups with a motive to kill Nagendran, another history-sheeter from North Chennai who is in jail now.
Saravanan's brother was allegedly murdered by Nagendran's gang years ago and he has been harbouring enmity with the rival gang since.
Police interrogation also revealed that Saravanan learnt to make bombs in Andhra Pradesh, according to The Hindu report.