Mumbai : The Government Railway Police (GRP) of Mumbai Central along with Nallasopara police nabbed an absconding criminal sentenced to life imprisonment, on Friday.
The accused identified as Raju Dewdekar also known as Mirinda was on the run since 2009 after being out on parole. Dewdekar has since been staying in the waiting room at Mumbai Central and identified himself as a worker of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS).
Raju Dewdekar was accused of stabbing a relative to death in 1996 and was sentenced to life imprisonment along with three other friends. He was sent to Yerwada central jail for completion of his tern and came out on parole in 2009. However, officials from Yerwada jail registered a complaint at Nallasopara police station after he failed to return. Officials from Nallasopara police on investigation found that the father of the accused was a railway employee at Mumbai Central.
Senior Inspector Rajendra Tiwari of Mumabi Central GRP said, “ They contacted us and asked to take the necessary actions. We kept a close watch on his father who is a worker in the car shed. After two days of watch we finally caught him. He along with his family was living in the waiting room at Mumbai Central since 2009.We are investigating the matter as to how was he allowed the stay in the waiting rooms for such a long period.”
Station master of Mumbai Central station Mukesh Singh is also being questioned as according the no one with a valid journey ticket are permitted to stay in the rooms. The accused was staying there along with his family and was provided food from Rajdhani train. An official from GRP said, “The station master will also be handed over to Nallasopara police. If he accepts that he had allowed them to stay in the rooms then necessary actions will be taken against him.”
“A letter about the incident will also be sent to Shailendra Kumar, Divisional Railway, Manager and Chief Commercial Manager of Mumbai Central,”added Tiwari. CRPO WR Sharad Chandrayan said, “It if a police case and they will decide as to what should be done. We will go according to the investigation.”