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Pallavi Purkayastha murder: Convict who jumped parole arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A watchman who was convicted for murdering lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha in 2012 and jumped parole over 18 months ago was arrested by police from Jammu and Kashmir, a senior official said today.

Sajjad Ahmad Abdul Aziz Mughal was serving life term in Nashik central jail after he was convicted by a for murdering Purkayastha, daughter of an IAS officer, in her flat at suburban Wadala in

In 2016 he was released on parole after which he was absconding, said police.

"Sajjad was arrested from near by a team led by police inspector Sanjay Nikam. The team was on his trail since he absconded in February 2016," said Mumbai Commissioner of Police Datta Padsalgikar.

Mughal was employed as a watchman at the 'Himalayan Heights' building.

Purkayastha was working as an advisor at filmmaker Farhan Akhtar's firm Excel Entertainment.

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First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 21:28 IST