French paedophile arrested in Chennai

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French paedophile arrested in Chennai
Chennai:  A French paedophile, convicted for raping nine girls in 1998, was arrested in Chennai on Tuesday.

53-year-old Eric Martin alias Jack Fernandes had gained entry into India through Nepal and was staying in Madhavaram in Chennai. He had been on the run ever since he was convicted in France and was on Interpol's Wanted list.  

Martin was produced at the home of a district Magistrate in Saidapet on Wednesday morning and has been remanded to Puzhal prison for 15 days.

The Interpol in Delhi has also been informed and they are expected take action in 3-4 days.

Meanwhile, Chennai CB CID is probing charges of his illegal entry into India. The investigating officers are also talking to Nepal and Sri Lankan High Command as Martin held extended visas in both countries.

They will submit a separate report on whether there is enough evidence to file a case of cognizable offense against Martin in India.

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