Indian-origin fugitive in US woman`s murder case held in Hyderabad
A 46-year-old man of Indian origin, who was on the run since convicted by a US court for murdering a compatriot woman, was arrested from Sainikpuri area here, police said on Sunday.
Hyderabad: A 46-year-old man of Indian origin, who was on the run since convicted by a US court for murdering a compatriot woman, was arrested from Sainikpuri area here, police said on Sunday.
The fugitive, Amit Muddamalli Livingston, was staying in Madhavapuri Colony under new identity as Sanjay Kumar, they said, adding the Cyberabad police swung into action following a tip-off by CID and apprehended him yesterday.
Livingston is facing 23-years in prison for murdering Hermilia Garcia Harnandez, with whom he was in a relationship, in September 2005, police said.
Livingston fled to Hyderabad after 404th Judicial District Court in Cameron County at Texas had found him guilty of murder, the CID said in a release here.
Livingston, a native of Hyderabad had taken US citizenship. He was convicted of murder in violation of Texas Penal Code and was sentenced to 23 years in prison.
When his 23-year prison sentence was to begin on his appearance before the Cameron County Sheriff`s Office on April 14, 2007 he escaped and failed to surrender, CID said.
Livingston had entered India on a fake identity and illegal travel documents, CID said.
A Red Corner Notice was issued against him in year 2008 by the state of Texas through the Interpol.
The Andhra Pradesh CID was tracking his movements for the past one year and finally located him in a rented penthouse where he had been living for over three years, the release said.
After his arrest by police here, Livingston was booked under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code and was remanded in judicial custody and sent to Cherlapally Jail here.
The CID officials have informed about Livingston`s arrest to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CB), NCB and Ministry of Home Affairs, the release added.
Livingston is likely to be produced in a local court and police will take him on a PT (prisoner transit) warrant to Patiala House Court in Delhi which deals with extradition cases.