32yrs on the run to avoid 7-yr sentence
Police arrested a 60-year-old man who absconded for 32 years to avoid seven-year imprisonment awarded for abducting a minor boy in Joypurhat's Kalai upazila.
The arrestee is Abdul Motin, of Itail village of the upazila.
Selim Malik, officer-in-charge of Kalai Police Station, said acting on a tip-off, a police team held him from Jalshuka village of Bogura's Shajahanpur on Monday afternoon, with the help of Bogura police.
Motin was sent to jail through court yesterday afternoon.
OC Selim said Motin now has to be in jail for seven years from the date of his arrest.
According to the police, a seven-year-old boy of Itail village was abducted on June 25, 1989. Later, the father of the boy filed a case with the police station against two people -- Motin and Md Sakamuddin -- of the same village.
Police later arrested Sakamuddin.
But Motin went into hiding to avoid arrest. In December that year, the court sentenced both of them to seven years' imprisonment.
Sakimuddin was freed after completion of his jail term, but Motin had remained traceless since then.
Finally, police could arrest Motin on Monday.
In reply to a query of local journalists, Motin said he was on the run to escape arrest when he heard that the court sentenced him to seven years in prison. He never thought that police would be able to arrest him after 32 years.