ITANAGAR, Aug 21: The passenger cab driver, Nilu Singh, who was allegedly involved in the harassment of three women travelling from Itanagar to Guawahti on 11 August, was arrested by the Itanagar unit of the Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) on Tuesday evening.
Capital SP M Harsha Vardhan informed this daily that Singh had been hiding in various places since the day of the incident, and was finally tracked down and apprehended from an eatery in Harmutty area in Assam at around 7 pm by an APP team comprising SDPO Kamadam Sikom, Sub-Inspector N Nishant, and constables.
The accused had been absconding from the police since the day of the incident.
Singh is currently under arrest at the Itanagar police station and will be produced before a judge on Wednesday.
On 11 August, Singh had allegedly threatened to rape and murder the three passengers in his cab (a silver grey Innova) during their journey from Itanagar to the airport in Guwahati.
He also did not stop at a police patrol point, and allegedly hit a boy while driving recklessly.
The women had filed a complaint at the police station in Biswanath Chariali, Assam.
The police unit of Borgaon, Assam, had seized the vehicle on 19 August.
Speaking to this daily, one of the three passengers, Tonu Riba, said she was extremely happy to learn of the arrest.
“Knowing that the driver has been arrested not only makes me feel happy, but safe as well,” she said, and commended the efforts of the Assam and Arunachal Police.
Cabdriver involved in alleged harassment arrested