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2 men held for kidnapping, raping woman 19 years ago

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Jammu: Two rape accused, who had been absconding since 2002, were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.

Based on specific information, a police team led by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shailender Singh arrested Abdul Rashid and Makhna from Miyan Khariyan area in Mahore tehsil for allegedly raping a woman in Reasi district 19 years ago.

They had been evading arrest since 2002, the police said.

The duo was booked on charges of kidnapping a woman and repeatedly raping her in 2002.

At least 100 absconding accused and convicts have been arrested in the last six months, the police added.

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