Kolkata hit-and-run case: Sambia Sohrab charged with murder of IAF personnel - Top developments

In a major development, Kolkata Police on Saturday night arrested Sambia Sohrab, son of a former RJD MLA, and the prime accused in the Red Road hit-and-run case in which an Air Force officer was killed. 

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2016, 16:19 PM IST
Kolkata hit-and-run case: Sambia Sohrab charged with murder of IAF personnel - Top developments
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Kolkata: In a major development, Kolkata Police on Saturday night arrested Sambia Sohrab, son of a former RJD MLA, and the prime accused in the Red Road hit-and-run case in which an Air Force officer was killed. 

- Sambia Sohrab was on Sunday booked under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which deals with punishment of murder.

- Sambia Sohrab was arrested at around 11.15 PM from Park Circus 7-point crossing when he was heading towards his in-laws' house, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Debasish Boral said. 

- According to an officer of the city police's anti-rowdy section, Sambia was traced by locating his mobile phone's nearby tower position. \\

- Sambia's phone tower was located near the central part of the city at around 8.30 PM. Police then started following the tower location and finally he was nabbed from Park Circus. Sambia was taken to Lalbazar, the headquarter of Kolkata Police.

- Sambia, son of former RJD legislator Mohammed Sohrab, was behind the wheels of the Audi car which mowed down IAF officer Corporal Abhimanyu Gaud during a rehearsal of Republic Day parade here on January 13, the police had said.

- Since last night, 15 places were raided by the police in search of Sambia, his brother Ambia and their father, all of whom were absconding since the accident. Police on Thursday issued a look out notice against Sambia, his brother and father.

- Sambia was trying to escape to neighbouring states and was constantly changing his hiding places since the accident. 

- The 21-year-old Corporal was knocked down and killed after being hit by the Audi car during the Republic Day rehearsal parade on the Red Road. 

- The brand new white Audi broke three guard rails and barged into the parade rehearsal at about 6.30 AM before fatally hitting the IAF officer.

- He was produced before the court on Sunday