Jammu, June 2 -- A man wanted for killing a Sarpanch in 2008, was arrested in Kishtwar district on Sunday, police said.

Mir Hussain, a resident of Keshwan, was the "most wanted fugitive" in the district and was arrested by a special team following specific information from Kishtwar, a police spokesman said.

Hussain had gone underground after abducting and killing Bashir Ahmad, the then Ssarpanch of Nagni Ghad Keshwan area 16 years ago, the spokesman said.

A case under relevant sections of law of the Ranbir Penal Code and the Arms Act stands registered against him, he added.

He will be produced before the court for trial in the case, the spokesman said.

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