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Man evading arrest in rape case held after 15 years in Thane

Urumiya Bahadur Shotwali was wanted by the Porbandar Police who had booked him under various sections of the IPC including rape.

india Updated: Aug 09, 2017 23:50 IST
The accused has been evading arrest by continuously shifting his locations.
The accused has been evading arrest by continuously shifting his locations.(HT Photo)

A 42-year-old man, on the run since 2002 after he was booked for allegedly raping a woman in Gujarat, was arrested from Thane on Wednesday, the police said.

The accused, identified as Virender alias Urumiya Bahadur Shotwali, is a native of Nepal.

He was wanted by the Porbandar Police who had booked him under various sections of the IPC including rape, senior inspector (Crime) Nitin Thackeray said.

Shotwali had been evading arrest by continuously shifting his locations, before the police received a tip-off that he has been staying at a construction site in Pawar Nagar are of the city.

He was subsequently handed over to the Gujarat Police, the inspector said.