2 absconding rape accused arrested in Reasi after 19 years

2 absconding rape accused arrested in Reasi after 19 years
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Jammu: Two absconding rape accused were arrested 19 years after the commission of crime on Wednesday, Police said.

A Police spokesman said that the accused were brothers.

“The accused Abdul Rashid and Makhna of Bernaili Thilloo area of Mahore, Reasi had abducted a woman in 2002 and repeatedly raped her. They went into hiding after a case was registered against them under FIR No 136/2002 under Sections 366, 376, 343 of the Ranbir Penal Code at Police Station Mahore,” he said.

The Police spokesman said that the accused disguised themselves and changed locations to evade arrest could not be apprehended for such a long period.

“During investigations, the case was proved and a charge-sheet was produced against them in the court of law in 2003. The Court of Additional Sessions Judge Reasi issued a general warrant of arrest against them on 10 September 2004.

SSP Reasi Shaliender Singh reactivated the Police teams and after coordinated efforts, Police arrested them to produce them in the court of law for judicial determination,” he said.

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