The Ahmedabad Crime Branch officials arrested wanted criminal Shishupal Singh on Wednesday. He is the son of former MLA Rasal Singh Chauhan from Bhind in Madhya Pradesh. Shishupal was wanted in murder,loot and arms cases in MP and hiding in Vadodara for last 10 years,the police said.
The accused is a native of Rahwali village in Bhind tehsil of MP. The MP government had also announced a reward of Rs 10,000 for those who could trace him.
The Crime Branch officials said that Shushupals father Rasal Singh is contesting Assembly elections,while his brother Brijen Singh alias Bablu is a BJP worker.
The Crime Branch received information that Shishupal had set up his base in Vadodara after absconding from MP 10 years ago and he was going to visit Ahmedabad in a Tata Indica car on Wednesday. Acting on a tip-off,they arrested him,the police said.
According to the Crime Branch officials,he was wanted in a high profile murder case of Bhind where he had killed a policeman,Rajendra Kushwaha,who had enmity with one of his friends.
In another case,he had killed dacoit Tilaksingh Rajouts nephew Botal Singh Rajput in Mallpur village. In one of the other offences registered against him,he had shot at the driver of one Dr Rajendra Prakash Singh during election campaign in 1992 against his father in Bhind.
He had fled from MP in 2004 and escaped to Rajasthan before coming to Gujarat to hide,the police said.
The accused would be handed over to MP police after primary interrogation,officials said.