May 23, 2024

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Delhi riot suspect arrested from Bengal after cops observe location of his cellphone

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By Express News Service

KOLKATA: In a pre-dawn swoop on Thursday, a Delhi police crew raided a home in Tamluk, East Midnapore, and arrested Mohammad Farhid alias Neetu, a key accused within the communal riots in Delhi’s Jahangipuri space on Hanuman Jayanti. Crime department personnel traced the accused by monitoring the situation of his cellphone.

Farid was hiding at his aunt’s home the place he took refuge after the communal discord. He was produced in a Tamluk courtroom and remanded to transit remand. The Delhi police crew left Kolkata in a flight on Thursday night.

Sources within the police mentioned Farid is a history-sheeter and had been booked in six circumstances which embrace theft, snatching and housebreaking.

Shortly after the incident, Farid managed to present police the slip. “He took a train and reached Howrah railway station. From there, he took a bus to reach Tamluk,” mentioned a police officer including, “The mistake he did was he continued switching on and switching off his cellphone frequently during the course of his journey. Since we placed his cellphone number under the scanner, we could track his movement whenever he switched on his handset.”

The police carried out raids at a number of locations in west Uttar Pradesh and Farid had a slender escape on a number of events, mentioned the police.

Farid’s arrest comes hours after two extra accused Jaffar and Babuddin have been arrested. “While examining footage of multiple CCTV cameras, Jaffar was seen roaming around with the unruly crowd with a sword during the violence. Babuddin was found instigating the crowd,” mentioned one other police officer.

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