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Tripura man held for theft after 41 yrs

 AGARTALA, Sept 14 - A 58-year-old man in Tripura, wanted for the last 41 years in a case of theft, has finally been arrested, the police said today. Acting on a permanent arrest warrant against Bachu Kaul, a tea garden worker, the police arrested him late Friday from the Mekhlipara tea estate area in west Tripura.

“Bachu will be produced in a lower court and we will seek his judicial custody for at least seven days,” a police official said. He added that Bachu, along with his father Mohan Kaul, had stolen a goat in 1978 from Ranir Bazar in West Tripura district. His father died 18 years ago.

Both the father and son had been declared absconders. “The price of the goat was Rs 45 in 1978 and the proportional value of that goat at the current market price will be over Rs 3,000,” the police official claimed. – IANS

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