After being on the run for nearly three years, the main accused in a murder case of a youngster in 2013, has been arrested by the Saki Naka police in Andheri (East). Incidentally, the accused had returned to the city thinking that the police would have given up the chase or forgotten him.
According to the Saki Naka police, the accused identified as Sarfaraz alias Munna Riyaz Khan, 26, was untraceable after murdering a youth along with four juveniles in Sakinaka area on October 7 in 2013. The deceased was identified as Gurunath Sawant.
Sawant as well as the five accused, including Khan, are local residents of Sakinaka. Sawant was attacked with choppers by the five accused. Sawant succumbed to the injuries. Back then a FIR was registered on murder charges at the Sakinaka police station and the four juveniles were taken into custody and immediately sent to the Dongri correction home.
The murder took place over a suspicion that Sawant was eyeing the sister of one of the accused. Khan managed to run away back then and hide in Uttar Pradesh. Khan is said to be married and was living with his wife. He returned to the city around 10 days ago thinking that the police may have forgotten about him.
Acting on a tip-off, that Khan has returned to the city, the Saki Naka police kept a tab on his activities and nabbed him. Khan was produced before the Andheri magistrate’s court and remanded in police custody for further probe.
Senior police inspector, Avinash Dharmadhikari of Sakinaka police station confirmed that they had arrested Khan in the 2013 murder case.
Both the accused are currently out on bail.