A rape accused evading arrest since 1988 was arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police in Srinagar.
Ghulam Mohd alias Gulla of Kherkote Banihal was underground and on the run for the last 33 years after registration of a rape and kidnapping case against him, Press Trust of India quoting unnamed officials reported.
On a specific information, the wanted criminal was arrested from Srinagar city, they said.
The accused after committing the crime in 1988 was constantly evading arrest by changing his location and identity, the officials said.
A chargesheet had been produced against him in the court of law, they said.
The Reasi Police developed a specific input regarding the accused’s presence in Safakadal area of Srinagar and arrested him with the help of Srinagar Police, the officials said.
Other accused in the case including Amkala, Ghulam Mohd Sheikh and Sonaullah of Kherkote, tehsil Banihal were arrested long back. They have secured bail from the court, they said.