Wanted Malaysian fugitive keeps giving Mumbai cops the slip


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 28 Feb 2008

CHENNAI: Stacked among the priority files of the Mumbai police is one on an elusive woman, wanted in connection with forging passports and criminal breach of trust cases over the past two years. 

She has been a thorn in the side of the police as their attempts to track her down have been is thwarted by the woman’s cunning and what is suspected to be “underworld connections.” 

The woman, who is one step ahead of the police in Mumbai, a hotbed for organised crime syndicates linked to India’s leading underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, is not a local. 

The 36-year-old is a Malaysian. 

Just last week, immigration authorities at the Chennai International Airport detained the woman when she attempted to flee to Malaysia. 

Slippery as an eel, she gave police investigators the slip. 

“She has been on the police wanted list in Mumbai for the past two years. Mumbai police have alerted all airports to prevent her from leaving India,” an investigating officer in Chennai said on Tuesday. 

Initial police investigations revealed that following the escape, the woman went into hiding in Tiruchi. 

Indian police learnt of this development after detaining a Sri Lankan woman entrepreneur who admitted sheltering the fugitive while the former was in hiding in Chennai. 

According to investigations, the Sri Lankan was living in Chennai without valid documents and had helped the fugitive. 

“Under police interrogation, she revealed that the fugitive was hiding in Tiruchi,” a source said. 

Meanwhile, police have sought a Malaysian, Alamelu Lakshmi Kanthan, to facilitate investigations into several cases of forgery and criminal breach of trust committed over the past two years. – Bernama  

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