A warrant has been issued on Thursday against the former RJD MLA Md Sohrab, whose son Shambia was arrested in connection with the hit-and-run case in which an officer of the Indian Air Force was killed.
A senior police officer said at Lalbazar that the city police had pleaded before the Bankshall Court to issue a warrant against Sohrab. On Thursday, the court has granted the petition.
It may be mentioned that a look out notice was issued against Md Sohrab and his elder son Ambia a few days ago in connection with the incident.
Despite issuing the lookout notice, both of them are yet to get arrested. Police had arrested three youth including Sohrab’s younger son Shambia, his friends Johny and Shanu.
Basically when a look out notice is issued, a person will arrested when he or she will try to immigrate out of the country.
A senior police officer said neither Md Sohrab nor his son Ambia was caught in any port or airport because they have not tried to immigrate out of the country.
“It made clear to us that they will not take any attempt to move out of the country after knowing that lookout notice has been issued. They must hiding somewhere in neighbouring states,” said the officer. Thus the police had to plea before the court to issue warrant against Sohrab.
When asked that why the police have not pleaded to issue warrant against Ambia, the senior police officer said: “Investigating officers have found complicity of Sohrab in the hit-and-run case. Thus the warrant has been issued against him.”
Though the police refused to reveal the exact reason behind issuing warrant against Sohrab, sources in the city police’s Detective Department claimed that his interrogation is essential as it seems he had helped the accused to flee and tamper evidence.
The senior police officer said: “It is almost confirm that Shambia was driving the Audi that hit the Air Force officer and presence of others in the same car cannot be ruled out.”
The police would once again speak to the Defence officer who had witnessed the incident that day.
All the three have been booked under IPC sections 120(B) (criminal conspiracy), 302 (murder), 307 (Attempt to murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence), 212 (harbouring offender) and 427 (mischief causing damage) and have been remanded to police custody till January 3.