Mangaluru: An accused, who was absconding from the past twenty nine years, has been arrested by the Bajpe Police here, on August 17. The accused has been identified as Abdul Hameed from Suralpady.
According to the police, on September 19, 1986 at around 1:45 pm, when P K AbdulKhader and S Abdul Khader were attending a prayer service at Suralpady Masjid, the accused Abdul Hameed along with Abdul Qader, Gandhi alias Mohammed AbulRahaman, Unni alias Hammabba, Hasanabba alias Unni Tokur, Othe Hameed, S MBasheet, Hameed alias Ammi and Abdul Rahaman arrived near the Masjid with deadly weapons to kill them. They severely assaulted both P K Abdul Khader and S Abdul Khader and fled from the spot. In this regard, a case was registered in the Bajpe police station under 117/1986 section 143, 147, 148, 427, 324, 307 and 149 IPC.
After the assault in 1986, the accused Abdul Hameed was absconding. The court had issued a proclamation warrant but he did not appear before the court. On September 2, 2003 that court issued an LPC warrant and formed a team to nab the him.
On August 17, 2015 Abdul Hameed was arrested at Kaikamba by the Bajpe police. The operation was carried out under the direction of Police commissioner S Murugan. The police team was led by police inspector T D Nagaraj, PSI Ramesh Hanapur, HCMohammed, Vakil Lamani and Devappa Hosamani.
Abdul Hameed was produced before the court, which remanded him to judicial custody till August 29.