A 34-year-old NRI, who had been declared a proclaimed offender by a local court in 2008, was on Thursday nabbed from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.
The accused, Baldev Singh, of Sehmbi village of Neelo Khedi in Karnal, had been booked under a dowry case following a complaint by his wife, Tajinder Kaur, in 2008. Baldev's parents and brother Gurmej Singh were also named as accused in the case.
Tajinder, who hails from Joshi Nagar in Haibowal, is currently settled in Spain. In her complaint, Tajinder had told the police that she had moved to Spain with Baldev after their marriage in 2005.
She had alleged that after moving to Spain, her husband and in-laws started harassing her for dowry, and after bearing the harassment for three years, she returned to Ludhiana and filed a police complaint.
According to Haibowal SHO inspector Satinder Pal Singh, while the accused's parents were arrested, he was evading arrest as he was residing in Spain. Therefore, he was declared a proclaimed offender.
The local police had released a look-out circular (LOC) to all airports across the country to arrest Baldev.
On Thursday, as he landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, the airport authorities detained him and sounded the Haibowal police, following which a police team was sent to Delhi.
"The police have also been trying to arrest Gurmej Singh, who is also settled in Spain. We have released a look-out circular for his arrest as well," the SHO said.
The Haibowal police on Friday produced Baldev before the court from where he was remanded in one-day police custody.