The police tracked Salim Ansari, a suspect in the Shakti Mills rape case, to Delhi by making an acquaintance of his stay in touch with him over phone. In all, cops took the help of 60 people to catch the five suspects; this included their kin and neighbours. Among the most helpful proved Ansari’s acquaintance. While he was in a car with cops looking for Ansari, the latter called on his mobile from Delhi. He assuaged Ansari’s fears on the police manhunt and got an idea of where Ansari was headed (a relative’s house). The police identified the address and dispatched a team. Ansari was caught from the relative’s home in Ashok Vihar. Another accused, Qasim Shaikh, was nabbed from outside Nair Hospital after a petty criminal identified the sleeping areas for patients’ relatives in hospitals as a common hiding spot used by felons.
— MATEEN HAFEEZ
The Times of India, August 28, 2013