Kolkata: Kolkata Police on Monday arrested an accused from Delhi in connection with the hit-and-run case in which an IAF officer was killed during Republic Day Rehearsal in Kolkata.
Shahnawaz Khan (Sonu) was arrested from Delhi by a team of Kolkata Police, Anti-Rowdy Section at around 2 am and will be produced at Tis Hazari court, in the national capital on Monday for transit remand, Joint CP, Crime, Debashis Boral told PTI. According to Times Now, the court has granted transit custody and Khan will be taken to Kolkata.
Sonu was in the car, being driven by Sambia Sohrab, which allegedly mowed down IAF Corporal Abhimanyu Gaud during the rehearsal of Republic Day parade on 13 January.
Sonu was called for questioning on the night of 13 January and allowed to go but since then he was absconding.
His relatives lodged a missing diary at Bowbazar and police were looking for him.
Sleuths then got to know from sources that he was in Delhi and the KP, Anti-Rowdy Section zeroed on him last midnight.
A police source said that ever since he went missing Sonu's mobile tower location first showed he was in Ranchi on Saturday but the mobile was found switched off ever since.
However, on Sunday morning police got to know he had used another number to call up a relative in Delhi and sleuths began tracking that number.
Based on location of that mobile tower police spotted him and arrested, the source said.
Sonu and prime accused Sambia would be questioned together after being brought to Kolkata, he said.
Sambia, son of a former RJD MLA, was arrested on the night of 16 January from Park Circus seven-point crossing while he was heading towards his in-laws' house.
The 21-year-old IAF Corporal was knocked down and killed after being hit by the brand-new Audi car during the Republic Day rehearsal parade on the Red Road.
The car broke three guard rails and barged into the parade rehearsal before fatally hitting the IAF officer.