The city police has arrested a 52-year-old man who had been on the run after allegedly setting his wife ablaze nearly three decades ago.
The accused was identified as Suresh Limbaji Kshirsagar (52), a resident of Vivekanandpuram here.
Kshirsagar allegedly set his wife ablaze on December 16, 1991.
A case under IPC section 498 (A) (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) was registered against him, but he got bail in 1993 after which he absconded, said a police official.
Acting on a tip-off, a police team arrested him from Mohamadwadi area in Pune on Wednesday. Probe revealed that he had settled down in Pune and worked in a laundry.