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CBI nets prize catch, after 31 yrs

Thirty-one years after she took car loans from two banks on the basis of forged documents and then vanished, the law finally caught up with Santosh Sahni, Abhishek Sharan reports.

india Updated: Apr 24, 2009 00:20 IST
Abhishek Sharan

Thirty-one years after she took car loans from two banks on the basis of forged documents and then vanished, the law finally caught up with Santosh Sahni.

A team from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which had been tracking her all those years, arrested her in Roorkee, Haridwar, on Thursday. The arrest came 24 years after the agency filed a chargesheet against her in a Dehradun court. She was declared a proclaimed absconder by a court of law a year later.

According to the chargesheet, Sahni used forged documents to obtain loans from the city-based branches of the New Bank of India and Punjab National Bank.

The CBI’s spokesperson Harsh Bhal said Sahni would have got away had it not been for the agency’s patient and unflagging efforts. Sahni was produced in court and remanded in judicial custody.