Convict on-the-run arrested after 17 years

BHOJPUR: A Bhojpur local, who was on the run after being convicted of a crime, has been arrested after 17 years from Itahari Sub Metropolitan City.

According to Police Inspector Pandav Kumar Rajbanshi at Bhojpur District Police Office (DPO), arrestee Krishna Bahadur Chauhan (39) of Gupteshwor Chauhanbari, Bhojpur Municipality- 3 was convicted on July 11, 2002 by Bhojpur District Court on the charge of arson attack. He was sentenced to three years, four months and 18 days in prison.

Chauhan was re-arrested from his hideout at Halgada, Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City-2 on June 30 and was presented in the court on July 3 before being sent to the District Prison, informed Police Inspector Rajbanshi.