Eight years after he jumped parole, a 35-year-old murder convict, who was working as a security guard under a different name, was arrested by the Tilak Nagar police from Mumbra on Saturday.
The accused, Guddu alias Fahimuddin Shaikh, 35, was serving a life term in Kolhapur jail following his conviction for the murder of his friend over a petty issue at Bhosari, near Pune. “In a fit of rage, Shaikh had stabbed his friend, resulting in his death,” said Charu Bharati, police sub-inspector, Tilak Nagar police station. Shaikh was arrested and lodged in Kolhapur jail after being convicted.
Shaikh was granted parole in January 2006 for a period of 15 days. He, however, did not return to prison ever since.
Subsequently, prison authorities registered a case in this regard at the Tilak Nagar police station as Shaikh used to reside in the area before his conviction.
The Tilak Nagar police learned that Shaikh was shuttling between the city and the suburbs under different names. Acting on a tip-off, the police laid a trap at Daighar in Mumbra where he was held on Saturday. “We learned that Shaikh was going to meet his brother so we laid a trap,” said Bharati, adding, “Shaikh had changed his name to Sayeed and was working as a security guard at Mhape.” Shaikh was remanded in judicial custody and the police will inform jail authorities about his arrest.