On Saturday, the Dindoshi Police nabbed a 47-year-old man for his alleged complicity in the Mumbai 1992 riots under various charges, including rioting and attempt to murder.
Accused wanted since 2004
The arrested man, identified as Tabrez Khan alias Mansuri, was being looked for since 2004 after a sessions court had issued a warrant against him, Daily Mail reported.
Maharashtra | An accused identified as Tabrez Azim Khan, who has been absconding for 18 years arrested from Mumbai’s Goregaon area. He is an accused in the 1992 riots and was declared an absconder by the court in 2004: Dindoshi Police
— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2022
He was among the nine accused wanted in the case and charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
In December 1992, communal riots broke out in Bombay, now Mumbai. It affected multiple areas of the city, causing loss of private and government property apart from human fatalities. The riots were followed by the 1993 bomb blasts in several parts of the city.
Didn’t present himself before court
Jeevan Kharat, senior police inspector of Dindoshi police station, told HT that out of the nine accused, two people had been acquitted and one of the suspects passed away.
However, Khan didn’t present himself before the court, following which a warrant was issued in his name.
Located at bus depot in Malad
As per cops, a team led by Police Inspector Dhananjay Kawde and PSI Nitin Sawne carried out the search operation based on information from sources and technical clues study. They located him in Malad near the Dindoshi bus depot area.
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“We received a tip-off about Khan’s whereabouts after which a team led by police inspector Dhananjay Kawde and PSI Nitin Sawne located him near the Dindoshi bus stop area and on Saturday night, he was arrested,” added Kharat.
Since 2004, Khan had been living in Goregaon East with a changed name and identity.
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