KOCHI: The City Police arrested one person on charges of hoarding cooking gas cylinders. Sreedharan, 47, of Udayameperoor, was under surveillance after the police received complaints about black marketing of cooking gas.
The police also confiscated 20 full domestic gas cylinders and 29 empty ones from the residence of the accused.
The police said that the accused used to reserve gas cylinders using registrations of people in the neighbourhood and sell the cylinder at a higher price to those in need.
Held for gambling
The police arrested five persons on charges of gambling. Rajan, 37, and Sasi, 44, of Eroor, Purushan, 60, and Sankar, 45 of Thrikkakara and Mohammed, 63, of Thripunithura, were arrested from a gambling centre at Thripunithura.