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A 35-year-old murder convict, who was absconding after being released on parole three years ago, has been arrested from Uttar Pradesh by the Mumbai Crime Branch, police said today. Yetendrasingh Chouhan was arrested from Kanpur by the Unit-9 of the Crime Branch whose sleuths zeroed-in on him after keeping a watch on a private school for more than a week, an official said. Chouhan was convicted for murder after he shot dead a person in suburban Bandra in 2006, he said. He was serving his sentence in the Nashik Central Jail from where he was released on parole in 2014.
Chouhan did not report to the prison authorities after the end of his parole period and went missing, the official said. A case was registered at the Nashik Road police station in this connection, he said. Some days ago, the Crime Branch sleuths got a tip-off about Chouhan's whereabouts and kept following a person with whom he had been in contact for the past three months, he said. After getting specific tip-off about Chouhan's location, the Crime Branch sleuths went to Kanpur, where he was found working in a private school, Nisar Tamboli, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), said. The sleuths kept a close watch on his activities and nabbed him from the school, he said. Chouhan's arrest was part of a special drive launched by the Mumbai Police to apprehend convicts who have jumped parole, Tamboli said.