A day after arresting the prime accused in the Kolkata hit-and-run case in which an IAF corporal was killed, the Kolkata police nabbed an alleged accomplice from new Delhi on Monday.
“Shanu alias Shahnawaz was arrested from Delhi at around 2 am and will be produced at Tis Hazari court. We have sought transit remand and will be bringing him to Kolkata,” Special Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Debasish Boral told reporters in Kolkata.
Ambiya Sohrab posing before one of his swanky cars. Facebook
The prime accused, Sambia Sohrab (also known as Tousiff), was held in the West Bengal capital on Saturday. A Kolkata court rejected his bail plea on Sunday and remanded him to 30 days police custody.
The younger son of former RJD MLA and a Trinamool Congress leader now Mohammad Sohrab, Sambia has been charged under IPC sections 120(B) (criminal conspiracy), 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence), 212 (harbouring offender) and 427(mischief causing damage). He allegedly mowed down 21-year-old Corporal Abhimanyu Gaud
in his brand new Audi with Sambia allegedly at the wheels after it broke through gaurd rails on Red Road in the morning of January 13.
Kolkata Police sleuths taking Shahnawaz alias Shanu into custody. OneIndia
A Kolkata STF team arrested Shanu from his hideout at a relative’s place in New Delhi’s Alipur area on Sunday night.
Shahnawaz is a friend of the prime accused Sambia Sohrab. Gaud hailed from Surat in Gujarat and was stationed at Kaliakunda air base. He was in the city as a drill instructor for the Republic Day Parade.
The prosecution has alleged that Sambia was drunk when he took the steering of the car and had hit another soldier before ramming his car into Gaud.
A fleet of cars, some foreign made, at the Sohrab residence. Facebook
Sambia’s father Mohammad Sohrab and brother Ambia are still absconding. Police initially suspected Ambia as the main accused since the car is registered in his name. Whether or not Sohrab is brought to book is another thing. The TMC has already taken a stand to defend its party leader with Derek O’ Brien stating on Saturday that neither the sons nor Mohammed Sohrab has any connection to the party.