Another arrest in hit-and-run case, youth picked up from Delhi

Another arrest in hit-and-run case, youth picked up from Delhi

Kolkata Police today arrested an accused from Delhi in connection with the hit-and-run case in which an IAF officer was killed during Republic Day Rehearsal here.

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 today for transit remand, Joint CP, Crime, Debashis Boral told PTI.

"Sonu was arrested somewhere in the capital and will be produced at Tis Hazari court today for transmit remand. He will be brought to Kolkata by tonight," Boral said.

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 here on January 13.

Sonu was called for questioning on January 13 night 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, yesterday 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 January 16 night from Park Circus seven-point crossing while he was heading towards his in-laws' house.

The 21-year-old Corporal was knocked down and killed after being hit by the brand-new Audi car during the 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. 

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