A 58-year-old a tea garden worker in Tripura, wanted for the last 41 years in a theft case, has finally landed in cop’s net.
Police officials said acting on a permanent arrest warrant against Bachu Kaul, the police arrested him on Friday from the Mekhlipara tea estate area in western Tripura.
A Tripura police official said Bachu would be produced in a lower court and police will seek his judicial custody for at least seven days
He said that Bachu along with his father Mohan Kaul had stolen a goat in 1978 from West Tripura district’s Ranir Bazar. His father died 18 years ago.
Both the father-son had been declared absconders.
“The price of the goat was Rs 45 in 1978 and the proportional value of that goat at the current market price would be over Rs 3, 000,” the police official claimed.