Thane, Oct 30 (PTI) A history-sheeter, who was on the run after killing a man over two months ago, was arrested on Friday at Ambarnath in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said.
The accused, Abhijit Jadhav (30), had earlier committed a murder and was out on bail. In August this year, he beat one Rupesh Pawar (34) to death at Badlapur in the district over a petty issue, they said.
'After committing the crime, he absconded. A case of murder was registered against Jadhav at Badlapur and a search was launched,' an official said.
Earlier, offences of murder, kidnapping and extortion, were registered against him at Badlapur and Kolhapur, he said.
'During the probe, police got a tip-off that the accused was at Vapi in Gujarat. A police was sent there.
However, the police later got information that Jadhav was in his hometown Kolhapur in Maharashtra.
'Accordingly, a police team was sent to Kolhapur, but they were again informed that he was hiding in Ambarnath. As the accused was not using a mobile phone, it was difficult to trace him,' the official said.
The police finally arrested him in Ambarnath, he said.
Further probe into the case is on. PTI COR NP NP