1984 riots convict arrested 6 years after being released from parole

New Delhi, July 19

The Delhi Police on Tuesday said a 74-year-old man convicted in a 1984 riots case and serving a life sentence for a murder was arrested six years after he was absconding during his parole period.

Lal Bahadur is a resident of Sagarpur, Delhi.

Dwarka Deputy Commissioner of Police M Harsh Vardhan said a special drive was being conducted by the district against parole jumpers and after an input on the absconding convict, a team from the jail-bail cell swung into action.

The police had received tip-off on 18 July about a Lal Bahadur, who was convicted in a 1984 murder and rioting case. “It is learned that he will come to Dabri Mor to meet his relatives,” the DCP said.

After this, the police team laid a trap on the spot and caught the accused.

During interrogation, Bahadur said that he got parole for two weeks in 2016, but did not surrender. After that he started living in Bodh Gaya, Bihar.

The senior official said Bahadur was arrested under section 41 of CrPC and produced in a local court. IANS