Retired Supernatant Police K B Balachandranâ€™s son Nikhil Balachandran, who was on hiding after escaping from police and an accused in several, was arrested on Wednesday.
The Times of India reports that he was arrested by a shadow police team headed by city police commissioner G Sparjan Kumar from Edapally, Kochi.
Nikhil had escaped dramatically from the police from Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram on December 27. When police stopped his vehicle he made a U-turn and drove in the wrong direction, cutting through the traffic.
Later when police followed him to his house he kept them out by keeping his mother and sister under sword point. While police was negotiating with his father he escaped through a window which had caused a big shame to the police. There were allegations that police intentionally allowed Nikhil to escape.
ToI further reports that even state human rights commission chairman Justice JB Koshy sought an explanation from the state police chief TP Senkumar regarding the circumstances under which Nikhil escaped.