Absconding Congress Councillor Arrested in Sexual Assault Case from Bengaluru
The accused councillor was allegedly absconding ever since a case was lodged against him for alleged sexual assault.
A top police officer of the district told PTI that PV Krishnakumar, a Congress councillor in the Kannur corporation, was arrested on Tuesday night, 9 August, from his hideout in Bengaluru by a Kerala police team.
The councillor was allegedly absconding ever since a case was lodged against him for alleged sexual assault, under section 354 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), of a woman employee of a women's cooperative bank reportedly controlled by Congress.
When the case was lodged last month on the woman's complaint, Krishnakumar had gone into hiding, they said.
Subsequently, it had sent out teams to neighbouring states to find out where he was hiding and finally he was traced to Bengaluru.
He would be produced before a court during the day, they added.
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