Featured Image: Park Street gangrape victim Suzette Jordan, and two accused Kader Khan and Muhammad Ali after their arrest last night.
By A Newsman
Kolkata, 30 September: KADER Khan (41), the prime convict in the 2012 infamous Park Street Ganagrape Case, has been arrested from Greater Noida on the outskirts of Delhi after being on the run for nearly five years. His accomplice and a co-convict in the case, Muhammad Ali, has also been arrested.
A team of Kolkata Police, in collaboration with their Delhi counterparts, arrested the duo late last night from a rented apartment at located at F/58, Sector A-2 in Grater Noida under Kasna police station. Kader had taken the apartment on rent under a fake identity.
The two have been brought to Kolkata by flight on transit remand around today noon. Kolkata Police have plans to produce them before the City Sessions Court here.
Both Kader and Ali had been absconding ever since gangraping Suzette Jordan (37) on 06 February 2012 in a moving car that had originated from Park Street. In 2013, an Interpol “red corner” notice was issued against them.
Kolkata Police sources said that over the past near five years, Kader and Ali have been hiding in Nepal, Bangladesh, Dubai, Mumbai, and Bihar in rotation. A few months ago, they came to Greater Noida and started staying in a rented apartment.
Of late, Kader was running out of money and thus, he contacted his family members back in Kolkata. It was then that the police got know about the two fugitives return to India and started tracking their phones and finally zeroed in on a semi-commercial area in Greater Noida .
Early this week, a team of plain cloth Kolkata Police officers flew down in Delhi and then started keeping a vigil on their apartment at Greater Noida . Yesterday evening, the duo came to Delhi for the birthday party of a common friend and returned to Greater Noida late in the night.
It was then that the police raided the apartment. Getting a sense of this at the last moment, Kader and Ali tried to give police a miss; but the cops had encircled apartment from all sides making it impossible for the fugitives to escape.
Suzette Jordan, the mother of two children, was raped by five men ~ Kader Khan, Muhammad Ali, Nasir Khan, Ruman Khan, and Sumit Bajaj in a moving car on the pretext of giving her lift to her south Kolkata home from a pub at Park Street.
On 10 December 2015, the City Sessions Court in Kolkata found all five of them guilty of the crime accused guilty. The very next day, the court sentenced Nasir Khan, Ruman Khan, and Sumit Bajaj, who were in jail custody, to 10 years rigorous imprisonment.
But Suzette Jordan could not see her tormentors being punished as she died of an infection or inflammation of the brain on 13 March 2015.