Kolkata Police on Saturday arrested Sambia Sohrab, son of a former RJD MLA, and the prime accused in the Red Road hit-and-run case in which an Air Force officer was killed.
He was arrested at around 11.15 PM from Park Circus 7-point crossing when he was heading towards his in-laws’ house, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Debasish Boral said.
Sambia, son of former RJD legislator Mohammed Sohrab, was behind the wheels of the Audi car which mowed down IAF officer Corporal Abhimanyu Gaud during a rehearsal of Republic Day parade here on January 13, the police had said earlier today.
According to an officer of the city police’s anti-rowdy section, Sambia was traced by locating his mobile phone’s nearby tower position.
“Sambia’s phone tower was located near the central part of the city at around 8.30 PM. Police then started following the tower location and finally he was nabbed from Park Circus,” Boral said.
Sambia was taken to Lalbazar, the headquarter of Kolkata Police.
Since last night, 15 places were raided by the police in search of Sambia, his brother Ambia and their father, all of whom were absconding since the accident.
Police on Thursday issued a look out notice against Sambia, his brother and father.