‘Kanoon ke haath bohot lambe hote hain’ is one of those clichéd dialogues which we regularly come across in Hindi films. However, Tripura police actually justified this line by catching a man who was absconding for 37 years after committing a crime. Sisir Dhar, who is now 58 years old was wanted for two cases of theft which he had committed in 1980.
Acting on two permanent arrest warrants, Sisir Dhar was arrested on Monday from Jirania, western Tripura, and was sent to the Chief Judicial Magistrate court, Officer-in-Charge of West Agartala police station Subrata Chakraborty said.
He said that Dhar, who has become a grandfather now, had committed two thefts in 1981 in Agartala. Details of the crimes are not available to police. After his crime, Dhar was absconding for many years. During the past few years, he was working as a laborer to earn his family’s livelihood.