BHOPAL: A young man from Uttar Pradesh has landed in CBI custody three years after escaping with a teenager from Bhind in Madhya Pradesh. They got married and are now the parents of a two and a half year old boy. The couple, who lived in the Patiala district of Punjab, were found by the CBI on the orders of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

Arun Pal from Dhoota Village in the Jalaun District of Uttar Pradesh was in love with a teenage boy from the same village. When her family learned of their affair, the girl was sent to her aunt’s home in Raun, Bhind district. Arun Pal reached Raun on his bicycle and fled with her.

The girl’s family filed a report of the abduction with the police. However, when the Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh police failed to locate her, the family moved the Gwalior bench from the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

The CBI tracked down the couple and arrested the husband on Tuesday who was brought before a court in Patiala for pre-trial detention. He was later presented to the CBI court in Indore and remanded in custody by the agency for four days.

How did CBI get it?

The girl had fled with her lover in 2017 and the CBI had registered a kidnapping case against the man in January 2020 by order of the High Court. The CBI took 11 months to track them down. And the way it was done was quite interesting. The CBI managed to get their hands on the Aadhaar map of Arun. The agency then asked the banks if an account had been opened using the card. It was revealed that an account was opened using the card in Rajpura, a town in the Patiala district of Punjab. The cops got there and asked the bank officials to ask Arun to come to the bank. The excuse was that one of the banknotes deposited by him in the cash machine was counterfeit and should be destroyed in his presence. The trick worked. Arun reached the bank was taken into custody.

The woman was brought before the High Court. As she refused to visit her parents, she was sent to a Nari Niketan, along with a two-and-a-half-year-old boy by the court on an interim basis.