JAMMU: Luck finally ran out for a rape accused — on the run for four years after being booked in J&K’s Reasi district — who was finally located and arrested from Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district on Wednesday.
Police claimed the accused, identified as Manish Thakur of Reasi’s Chassana Mahore, had gone underground after committing the crime in June 2017. He had since been evading arrest, continuously shifting between his hideouts in Mahore, Basohli in J&K and Himachal Pradesh.
Reasi SSP Shailender Singh said, “Chassana Police had booked him in June 2017 for raping a 17-year-old girl. Meticulously planning, coordination and quick action finally led to his arrest.”
The SSP appreciated the efforts of the police team for apprehending the accused from outside J&K and carrying forward the resolve to leave no stone unturned to arrest absconding criminals.