Gujarat: Son of 'Godmother' held

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Rajkot:  Son of a former MLA, absconding in the murder case of a BJP councillor, was arrested by Porbander Crime Branch, police said on Sunday.

Kandhal Jadeja, son of former MLA Santokben Jadeja alias 'Godmother', is prime accused in murder case of BJP councillor, Keshu Nebha Odedara, who was shot dead on March 1, 2005.

A Special Investigation Team from Porbander led by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) P P Pradhan was in Maharashtra on specific information of Kandhal's whereabouts, police said, adding, Kandhal was arrested Saturday evening.

However, police did not disclose from where he was arrested but sources said he was nabbed anywhere between Mumbai and Pune. They said that he might have taken shelter in Lonawala.

When contacted Pradhan confirmed the arrest but did not disclose further information.

Kandhal had managed to escape from police custody some two years ago, while he was admitted in Shivani hospital for treatment.

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