Wanted in a molestation case, absconder nabbed in Handwara after 9 years: Police

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Handwara, Dec 7: An absconder allegedly wanted in a molestation case dating 2008 in Handwara town of Kupwara district was finally arrested on Thursday from his home, police said.

He was identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Badana ( 28), son of Taj-u-din Badana of remote Hatchmarg village was nabbed from his home this afternoon following specific information about his presence there.

"Despite efforts, he averted arrest in a molestation case registered in police station Villgam in 2008. He was finally nabbed today," Javid Ahmad Sheikh, SHO Villgam told Kashmir Wire.

A case under FIR (No 58/2008) under section 354 RPC stands resgietred against the accused.

After the accused spotted police team at his home, he hid himself in a wooden box but was eventually apprehended, a police official said."Following his arrest, police produced challan in the molestation case against the accused in a local court at Handwara," he added (Kashmir Wire)

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