When the army tried to search a suspicious person alleged to be moving with weapons, that person had thrown away a bag that was in his possession and escaped into the jungle and the Army went on to conduct a search in the area with the aid of tracking dogs.
Following a tip off received by the Puliyankulam Police that, a suspicious person is moving around Puthur area, the Mankulam police had laid an ambush in the area. At around 10.00 p.m., a suspicious person had appeared in the area and when the police had tried to stop him, he had thrown off a bag in his possession and escaped into the forest.
Subsequently, Army and the STF were called to the spot and a search was undertaken. A pistol, 4 hand grenades pistol rounds pistol magazine and several other articles were recovered from the bag that was thrown away by the suspect.with an intention of arresting the suspect and to recover any weapon that could b hidden in the jungle, Army laid a round up areas from Puthur to Kanagarayankulam and carried out a search operation.
The sudden massing up of Army, police and the STF created much tension in the area and the routine life of the people was affected.