August 19, 2022

Mumbai: The Oshiwara police have arrested a homicide convict who had been on the run ever since he jumped parole in 2020. Aside from a string of lesser offences registered in opposition to him throughout Mumbai, the accused additionally has a historical past of leaping parole from central jails.

In accordance with the Oshiwara police, the accused has been recognized as Azam Butt, 47, a resident of the Lohiya Nagar space in Vile Parle. Butt was arrested by the Oshiwara police in 2005 for the homicide of a resident of the identical locality over a financial dispute. The case subsequently went to trial and Butt was sentenced to life imprisonment. He was first despatched to the Nashik central jail and later to Nagpur, from the place he was granted bail through the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

“Butt by no means reported again to the jail on the finish of his parole interval and the jail authorities knowledgeable us about the identical. We had been repeatedly making inquiries in his space to get a lead on his whereabouts and on Sunday, we obtained a tip-off that he can be in his locality. Accordingly, we laid a lure and arrested him on Sunday,” stated senior police inspector Manohar Dhanawade, Oshiwara police station.

Additional inquiries revealed that he had jumped parole from the Nashik central jail thrice throughout his incarceration there and had subsequently been transferred to the Nagpur jail due to his historical past.

“Butt would apply for parole however submit solid residence proof paperwork along with his software, exhibiting his handle to be in locations like Mira Street or Ambarnath within the Thane district. He would then go on the run and the jail authorities would contact the police stations in these areas, solely to seek out that there was nobody by that identify staying in these areas,” an officer with the Oshiwara police station stated.

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The officer added that after leaping parole, he had additionally issued demise threats to the household of the person that he had killed.

“Butt additionally has offences like assault, prison intimidation and dishonest registered in opposition to him 4 police stations in Mumbai, one in Nagpur, one in Goa and one within the Mira Bhayander Vasai Virar commissionerate. Now we have knowledgeable the Nagpur jail authorities about his arrest,” Dhanawade stated.

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