Runaway Convict Caught after 15 Years

Published: 15th March 2014 07:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th March 2014 07:12 PM   |  A+A-


 A notorious drug peddler, who escaped from a court after he was convicted in a case 15 years ago, was caught living in Madhya Pradesh with a new identity, police said today.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested Bishan Singh from Gwalior on March 12, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav said.

Singh had been living in Gwalior with his family for the past 15 years. He had taken a new name-- Anil Kumar, Yadav said.

A well-known drug supplier of late nineties, Singh fled the Tis Hazari Court premises in 1999 after being convicted under the NDPS Act.

He and his two accomplices Mohd. Anwar and Parveen Singh was held guilty for supplying drugs by Tis Hazari Court on May 15, 1999.

After the conviction, Bishan absconded from the court the same day. He was declared a 'proclaimed offender' by the court on July 23, 1999.

"Bishan is now being brought to Delhi. He told police that after being convicted by the court in 1999, he immediately left Delhi and went to Gwalior where he changed his name and assumed a new name of Anil Kumar," Yadav said.

In Gwalior, Bishan was running a transport company, Yadav said, adding that he was involved in four criminal cases of the NDPS Act in Delhi.

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