The Kolkata Police on Saturday nabbed 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. On Monday, the police also arrested his friend Sonu who was allegedly in the car with Sambia and his brother Ambia.

Sambia was arrested from the Park Circus 7-point crossing when he was heading towards his in-laws’ house, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Debasish Boral said. He was later produced before a court where he was remanded to police custody till January 30.

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.

b’Sambia being produced before a court on Sunday | Source: PTI’

The prime eye-witness in the case, Sonu, was arrested from Delhi, Joint CP (Crime) Debashis Boral told PTI. Sonu was called for questioning on January 13 night and allowed to go. But since then he was absconding. 

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,” Boral said. 

b’Ambia Sohrab is still absconding. | Source: Facebook profile’

Since Friday 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. 

Sambia has been booked under IPC sections 120(B) (criminal conspiracy), 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence), 212 (harbouring offender) and 427 (mischief causing damage).

with PTI inputs