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Arrested British fugitive picks up fight with journalists

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 22:17

Panaji: British fugitive nabbed in Goa tried
to pick up physical fight with journalists twice since his
arrest on Tuesday on the way to the court, police said.

Kaushal, 50, tried to catch hold of collar of one of a
photo-journalists on Tuesday when he was being taken for
remand. Again on Wednesday, he tried to grab the camera of a
local news channel on his way to the court in Margao town, 30
kms away from here.

The footage aired by a local news-channel showed Kaushal
getting aggressive with the media and was later controlled by
the policemen who were escorting him to the custody.

"I am sure photographers must have provoked him in some
way. He must have misunderstood with paparazzi,"
Superintendent of Police (PRO) Atmaram Deshpande reacted over
the incident. Deshpande said that the police did manage to
control him.

Kaushal, a burly man, is listed as most wanted by
Lancashire (UK) police after he was on the run. The man with
Indian origin is sentenced for 15 years imprisonment.

He along with six others was convicted for kidnapping a
businessman for ransom and later dumping him after accepting
the money.

Margao police who came on Monday evening accidently
stumbled upon Kaushal while investigating death of his British
friend, William Scott, who apparently died due to drug
overdose at Colva beach.

"Kaushal will be handed over to UK police once they are
down and we have managed to secure his judicial custody for
five days from the Judicial Magistrate First Class, Margao,"
Deshpande said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 22:17
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