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Mumbai: Juhu cops finally nab accused absconding for 20 years

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On Thursday, the Juhu police finally managed to nab Sattar Gaffar Sayyed, who was absconding for the last 20 years. The police arrested the 43-year-old from Govandi. On February 25, 1995, a case was registered against him and two others under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Arms Act for allegedly firing gunshots in the air and giving life threats to a share broker.

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Senior police inspector Pandharinath Wavhal of Juhu police station said that later in February 1995, the accused was arrested too.

However, Sayyed, along with another accused Sandeep Bhaskar Pawar and Mohammed Nadeem, stopped appearing before the court after securing bail from the magistrate court.
Wavhal added, “Various summons and non-bailable warrants were issued against them and Sayyed’s location was finally traced recently.”

“Earlier on October 10, we arrested Pawar who was working as an estate agent in Goregaon. He, too, had disappeared in 1997 and kept changing his locations to avoid arrest. The third accused is still absconding and our search is on,” he further added.

Previously, in February 1995, the Juhu police had booked Sayyed and Pawar for allegedly firing in Juhu Galli area and threatening Sameer Manubhai Desai, a share broker, and his relative. Desai had reportedly some financial issues with Pawar. Both the accused were then arrested under sections of the IPC and the Arms Act.

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