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