Forty-three years after a Nagpur-based man went absconding in a case of assault registered against him, police have arrested him here after his name figured in a list of government beneficiaries, an official said on Sunday.
The police nabbed the accused, Deepak Bansod, who is now 75 years old, on Saturday afternoon, he said.
"In 1979, a case was registered at Sitabuldi police station here against Bansod under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt). He was arrested in the case at that time, and was also produced in a local court, which had granted bail to him at that time," the official said.
However, soon after being released on bail, Bansod had left his rented accommodation in Sitabuldi area and went untraceable, he said.
"However, he was finally traced by the police after his name appeared as a beneficiary in government schemes recently," he added.
The crime branch caught him and handed him over to the Sitabuldi police for further action.