A 54-year-old man, who allegedly evaded arrest for around 15 years after being accused in multiple duping case, was nabbed on Thursday after police found him hiding in a washing machine in his Mumbai apartment.
The accused Manoj Tiwari would have managed to dodge the Mumbai Police again but luck did not favour him this time.
A senior police officer of Azad Maidan police station said, “The search team was returning after they failed to find the accused in the house. While leaving one of our constables pulled a cloth out from a washing machine installed in the three-room flat. To our surprise Tiwari was hiding inside it.”
The officer further added that Tiwari’s wife allegedly stalled police officials at the apartment gate in Mumbai’s Juhu area for around three hours.
“Tiwari was wanted by for allegedly cheating three people of Rs 1 lakh on the pretext of getting them admissions in bachelors degree course,” added the police officer.
He further added, the accused is also wanted for cheating Rs one-crore from a person in Pune.
Mumbai Police has also filed a complaint against Tiwari’s wife for obstructing police personnel from performing their duty.