Jammu, May 1: Reasi Police has arrested a longest surviving absconding criminal in a rape case, who was underground for the last long 33 years.
Police said accused Ghulam Mohd @Gulla S/O Ahada R/O Kherkote Banihal was underground & on the run for the last 33 years after registration of a RAPE-after-ABDUCTION case against him in Police Station Mohore. Wanted criminal is arrested from Srinagar city.
Accused absconding in Case FIR number 52/1988 Dated 08/04/1988 U/S 366, 376, 109 RPC, Police Station Mohore, after Commission of crime in 1988 was constantly evading arrest by changing his location & identity. Chargesheet was produced against him in Court of law.
"Accused despite evading Investigation couldn’t evade long arm of law of the state. Warrant under section 512 CrPC was issued by the Court of Principal District & Session Judge Udhampur on 22/06/1989 & is executed after his arrest from Kashmir valley.
While tracking traces of footprints of crime, meticulous planning & Coordination-Reasi Police developed a specific input regarding his presence in Safakadal area of Srinagar and arrested the accused with the help of Srinagar Police.
Thirty Three (33) years back, at the time of commission of crime, neither Reasi was a District nor there was a Session Court in Reasi, Mahore was falling under the jurisdiction of District Udhampur with only two Police Stations Reasi and Mohore in the Reasi area. Other accused in the case 1) Amkala S/O Bodhra R/O Bathoi, 2) Ghulam Mohd Sheikh S/O Rahiem Sheikh and 3) Sonaullah S/O Aadha R/O Kherkote Tehsil Banihal Ramban were arrested & bailed out by the Court of Law.
Reasi Police under the command of SSP, Shailender Singh has launched a special drive to apprehend the absconders, who are avading arrest since years and this is the seventh absconder arrested by Reasi Police in last two weeks against whom warrant U/S 512 CrPC was pending.