58-year-old buffalo theft case: Accused finally arrested by Karnataka police

In 1965, a Mehkar resident reported the theft. While accused Ganapathy Vittal Vagore was arrested he disappeared after securing bail till a special team tracked him

An FIR was filed in 1965 regarding the theft of two buffaloes and one calf (Photo: IANS)
An FIR was filed in 1965 regarding the theft of two buffaloes and one calf (Photo: IANS)
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In a rare case, the Karnataka Police have arrested an accused in connection with the theft case of a buffalo after 58 years. The case was reported in 1965, police said on Wednesday, 13 September.

The accused was identified as Ganapathy Vittal Vagore. He was 20-year-old when the case was registered. Another accused in the case, Kishan Chandar, passed away on 11 April, 2006 and the case against him was closed.

Muralidharrao Manikrao Kulkarni, a resident of Mehkar had lodged a complaint with jurisdictional Mehkar police station on 25 April, 1965 regarding the theft of two buffaloes and one calf.

The police had arrested Kishan Chandar and Ganapathy Vittal Vagore, both residents of Udagir in Maharashtra in 1965. However, after obtaining the bail, the accused disappeared and did not attend the court proceedings.

Though the summons and warrants were issued, they remained absconding. The police, not able to find the accused, had filed a long pending report (LPR) regarding the case.

However, Bidar SP S.L. Channabasavanna had formed a special team for solving all LPR cases and the team managed to track the accused.

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