Nagpur: The fact that the law has long hands has precisely been proved true. The Detection Branch (DB) Squad of Ganeshpeth Police Station, in a record-breaking feat, arrested a criminal who was absconding and successfully dodging the police for long 36 years.
The accused Noor alias Naruddin Jamaluddin Moos (62), resident of Bhaldarpura, Nagpur, was absconding since 1978. An offence (No. 192/78) under Section 392 of the IPC was registered against Noor alias Naruddin at Kotwali Police Station way back in 1978. However, the accused since then had been absconding and was out of reach of police who were searching him at every possible places. Police scanned every place where Noor was staying and tried hard to arrest him all these years but success eluded them. But as is often said, “Law has long hands” was proved absolutely to the point. The DB Squad of Ganeshpeth Police Station had the last laugh. After a tip off that Noor alias Naruddin was presently residing in Nandanvan the cops nabbed him with hands down. It was then revealed that the accused lived in Hyderabad for 20 years and at other places during these 36 years of hiding. The arrested Noor was later handed over to Kotwali Police Station.
Previously, the record of apprehending an accused after long years stood in the name of Crime Branch of Nagpur Police. The Crime Branch sleuths had arrested a criminal after 32 years when he went underground.
The remarkable achievement of arresting the absconding accused Noor alias Naruddin after 36 years was possible due to hard work put in by a team led by Senior Police Inspector Sudhir Nandanwar, API Anil Taksande, Police Constables Madhukar Shirke, Vilas Chobitkar, Pravin Gorte, Nilesh Ghaiwat, and Kishore Thakre.
It is significant to recall that this DB Squad of Ganeshpeth Police Station had apprehended the kidnappers and murderers of Yug Chandak within 24 hours of the incident with clinching evidence.