Bhartiya Janta Party Rajya Sabha MP Ranvijay Singh Judeo's younger brother, who was wanted in an attempt to murder case, has been arrested from the forests of Chhattisgarh's tribal-dominated Jashpur district, police said today.
"Vikramaditya Singh Judeo was apprehended last night from a forested patch under Narayanpur police station limits of the district," Jashpur Superintendent of Police Girijashankar Jayaswal said.
Vikramaditya, who belongs to erstwhile royal family of Jashpur, had ran over his SUV on a school director over a property dispute in Jashpur town on 6 April this year and was since then absconding.
The school director, Barmeshwar Gupta, was seriously injured in the incident and was admitted at a hospital in Ranchi (Jharkhand). The accused and his two associates were booked under section 307 (attempt to murder) and other relevant sections of IPC in this connection.
Besides, declaring him as "absconding", police had also announced Rs 5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest, the SP said. Acting on a tip-off about his arrival at Jashpur Palace to take part in a programme related to traditional Dussehra festival of Jashpur, a team of police raided the spot last evening.
Sensing the movement of the police personnel, Vikramaditya fled from palace leaving his vehicle there, the SP said. However, security personnel arrested him after a chase from Bene village forests, he added.