A sub-jail warder was arrested by a patrolling squad on Thursday for allegedly planning robberies with jail inmates at night to earn extra income and also for adventure, reported The New Indian Express.
He was working as a warder at Tirupatur sub-jail for the last four years.
Prabakaran, the 28-year-old jail warder, was arrested when he was planning a robbery with jail inmates on Vaniyambadi Main Road.
Police said that Prabakaran had started planning robberies after he became acquainted with some inmates who were robbers and burglars.
Police sources also said that he used to bring in contraband items into the prison for the inmates, reported TNIE.
This case came to light when a police team led by Tirupattur Town inspector Shreedharan found a six-member gang who were acting suspiciously.
After investigation, they found that they were planning robberies.
Police claimed that they even had a knife, rope and crowbar.
After they confessed to their crime, police arrested the other members of the gang on Thursday night.
They were planning to rob many houses in the town and police suspect that Prabakaran was part of planning these robberies.
A senior police officer said that Prabakaran may have been lured by the jail inmates after they told him about their future prospects.
The other accused in the case are Madhu, (22), Hemakaviraj, (23), Mugesh, (21), Prasanth, (20) and Surendhar, (24).