This seems straight out of a Hindi potboiler. Nanpura’s most wanted Sajju Kothari, managed an escape after a scuffle with Rander police outside Lajpore Jail in Surat two months ago. Surat Crime Branch Nabs Notorious Sajju In Filmy Style
On Friday, he was finally nabbed in a swoop down special operation carried out by the crime branch. A robust team of 40 officials were part of the mission to nab the notorious criminal, booked twice under GUJCTOC law. A secret room, behind the showcase in the living room at his house, served as the hiding place.
The crime branch readied its team at 1 pm on Friday based on a tip-off about Sajju’s co-ordinates. From the outside, the main door of the ground plus five-storey building was closed. Iron nails in affixed to barbed wires were found on the gate. Seeing this, ACP Sarvaiya ordered a ladder, climbed it, crossed the main iron gate, and proceeded to the first floor. Then one by one, more than 10 police officers scaled up to the first floor and nabbed the notorious Sajju Kothari.
Earlier in January, Rander and Athwa police had arrested Sajju Kothari on charges of ransom. Sajju, managed a bail on January 28, but shortly outside the jail, he along with his brother and other gang members clashed with the police and fled.
One Sameer Sheikh, also booked under GUJTOC, was also arrested.