Tamil Nadu Coronavirus News July 8, 9 Highlights: The Tamil Nadu government Wednesday issued a notification rescinding all activities of Friends of Police (FoP) across the state. The government order was issued after an adverse report was received from the Director-General of Police, Chennai.
The probe by the Tamil Nadu’s Crime Branch-CID into the deaths of shopkeeper P Jeyaraj and his son J Bennix in Sathankulam police station on the night of June 19 has zeroed in on the alleged role of six FoP members who had been “helping the Inspector and Sub-Inspectors in routine affairs”.
Speaking to Indianexpress.com, Tirunelveli DCP Arjun Sarvanan said senior police officers in the state had asked the police stations to recall the identity cards issued to the FoP volunteers and instructed them not to engage them in any of the police-related activities.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu recorded 3,756 positive cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, bringing the state tally to 1,22,350. Among these, Chennai reported 1,261 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 72,500.
As of Wednesday, the number of active Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 46,480. Till date, 74,842 males, 47,486 females and 22 transgenders have tested positive for the virus in the state.