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Bihar: Cop killer arrested after 30 years
November 14, 2007 01:54 IST
The proverbial long arm of the law appeared short enough for three decades, before it finally caught up with a criminal.
Suraj Singh, who allegedly shot dead Bharat Lal Prasad, officer in-charge of Udwant Nagar police station in Bihar's Bhojpur district in 1977, was arrested from his native Karisat village late on Monday night, Superintendent of Police Umesh Kumar said on Tuesday.
Now 48, Suraj, who plunged into the world of crime by shooting Prasad and a co-villager Jainandan Singh when they had gone to Karisat to settle a land dispute, dodged the law all along though the 13 other accused in the case either surrendered or were arrested and even sentenced for various durations for their involvement in the crime.
No weapons were found on Suraj at the time of his arrest, though the police claimed that he was involved in several crimes in all these years of absconding.
"He will be tried and the police will seek his conviction," the SP said.