JAMMU: The Jammu & Kashmir police arrested an absconding criminal from Srinagar who was on the run for the last 33 years. Ghulam Mohd of Kherkote in Banihal had disappeared after a rape and abduction case was registered against him registered at Mohore police station in 1988.
The Reasi Police got information about the presence of the absconding criminal in Safakadal area of Srinagar and the accused was arrested with the help of the Srinagar Police.
A warrant under Section 512 of CrPC was issued by the principal district and sessions judge, Udhampur on June 22, 1989, and that was executed after his arrest from Srinagar, the police said.
Thirty-three years ago, at the time of the commission of this crime neither was Reasi a district nor was there was a sessions court in Reasi. The locality of Mahore at the time was under the jurisdiction of Udhampur district, with only two police stations, one at Reasi and the other at Mohore in the Reasi area.
The other accused in the case — Amkala of Bathoi, Ghulam Mohd Sheikh and Sonaullah of Kherkote tehsil — were later bailed out.
The Reasi Police, under the command of SSP Shailender Singh, has launched a special drive to apprehend absconders, who have been evading arrest and this is the seventh absconder arrested in the last two weeks.