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Maha murder convict who jumped parole nabbed by Thane cops

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A convict who jumped in 2006 while undergoing in Pune's Jail was Monday nabbed by Thane police, an said.

Police said the convict had changed his name and was working as an agent near the Panvel tehsildar's office and had even been arrested on January 10 this year by Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly accepting a bribe.

of Thane Police's Branch Unit 1 said Kishore Raghunath Gaikwad (45) was sentenced to by an in 2003 for murdering Panvel-resident Mukund Mhatre in December, 1997.

He jumped bail in 2006 and started living under a fake identity as Kishore Ramchandra Mhatre and passed himself off to people as a resident of Usarli in Panvel, police said.

"Gaikwad, as a runaway convict, took up work as an agent outside the Panvel tehsil office under the new identity and was arrested on January 10 this year by the ACB for demanding a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a man who had some work there. He got out on bail the next day in this case," an said.

Acting on a tip-off, a team led by Thackeray nabbed Gaikwad from the Vitava check post area on Monday, the said.

"He insisted he was Kishore Ramchandra Mhatre and not Kishore Gaikwad. After sustained interrogation by police, he accepted he was Kishore Gaikwad, a convict who had jumped parole," the official said.

He was handed over to for further action as a case had been registered there against him in 2013 for jumping parole, the official added.

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First Published: Tue, January 15 2019. 18:25 IST