By P. Vijian
CHENNAI, Feb 26 (Bernama) -- Stacked among the priority files of the
Mumbai police is one on an elusive woman, wanted in connection with
forging passports and criminal breach of trust cases over the past two
She has been a thorn in the side of the police as their attempts
to track her down through the all-points bulletins (APB) is thwarted by
the woman's cunning and what is suspected to be "underworld
The woman who is one step ahead of the
police in Mumbai - a hotbed for organised crime syndicates linked to
India's leading underworld don Dawood Ibrahim - is not a local.
The 36-year-old is a Malaysian!
Just last week, immigration authorities at the Chennai
International Airport detained the woman when she attempted to flee to
Slippery as an eel, she gave police investigators the slip.
"She has been on the police 'Wanted List' in Mumbai for the past
two years. Mumbai police have alerted all airports to prevent her from
leaving India," an investigating officer in Chennai told Bernama today.
Initial police investigations have revealed that following the
escape, the woman went into hiding in Tiruchi where a police team has
been despatched to track her down.
Indian police learnt of this development after detaining a Sri
Lankan woman entrepreneur who admitted sheltering the fugitive while
the former was in hiding in Chennai.
According to investigations, the Sri Lankan was living in Chennai without valid do*****ents and had helped the fugitive.
"Under police interrogation, she revealed that the fugitive was hiding in Tiruchi," a source said.
Meanwhile, police have sought a Malaysian, Alamelu Lakshmi Kanthan
to facilitate investigations into several cases of forgery and criminal
breach of trust committed over the past two years.
While Mumbai is India's financial hub, underworld figures are
known to have made it their powerful base to expand their illegal
business empires -- from drug trafficking to arms smuggling - into a
trans-boundary network stretching from Bangkok to Dubai.