Mumbai: Deepak Bhise, a 62-year-old man accused of killing a man in 1989 and of a murder bid on another person, was nabbed after 31 years by Mumbai Police.
Bhise was granted bail in 1992 but never turned up for the case hearing in court. Police managed to get the mobile number of his wife and tracked him down to Nalasopara.
The accused, identified as Deepak Bhise, is accused of killing one Raju Chikna in 1989 and for a murder bid on another person – Dharmendra Saroj.
In 2003, the court declared him absconding, the official said on Saturday.
“Whenever police visited Bhise’s residential address at Tulaskarwadi in suburban Kandivali, local people would tell us he might have died but we kept looking for him,” the official said.
Bhise was apprehended on Friday night after police traced him down to Nalasopara using the cell phone number they had obtained from his wife during the search, he added.
According to the official, Bhise used to accept contracts for tree cutting and had made his home in the area with his family.
“The 62-year-old accused has been taken into custody. Sub-inspector Nitin Satam of the Kandivali police station stated that an additional inquiry is ongoing.