Kochi: The Ernakulam Central police on Saturday arrested a theft case accused who was absconding after escaping from the court room at the Ernakulam Judicial First Class Magistrate Court on July 3.
The arrested was identified as Asif Sulaiman, 26, of Mundanpalam near Thrikkakkara.
The arrested is the first accused in a motorcycle theft case registered at the Ernakulam Central police station in February. Arrest warrant was issued against him for not turning up before the court after its had issues summons more than three times. On July 3, Asif who came along with his advocate ran out of the court room after the magistrate remanded him in judicial custody. Following the incident, another case was registered against Asif.
According to police, several drug and snatching cases were registered against him in various police stations in the district. A team led by Central police inspector S. Vijayasankar effected the arrest.