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India's 'most wanted' who hid in plain sight for 30 years and even acted in 28 films

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criminals" in an Indian state hid in plain sight for 30 years, acting in whopping 28 films in that period.Om Prakash - also known as Pasha - was wanted by police in the northern Indian state of Haryana for three decades on suspicion of murder and robbery before being found.The former Indian army employee, 65, hid in the neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh where he assumed a brand-new life with official documents before marrying a local woman and raising three children together, reports the BBC.READ MORE: Archie Battersbee dies after last-ditch effort to stop life support switch-off failsHis luck game to a grinding halt this week, however, when officers arrested the frail man from his slum home in Ghaziabad city.Before this though he managed to great deal done - he acted in 28 low-budget films and drove a touring truck through villages as part of a religious singing group.Pasha is now in custody and hasn't responded to the accusations against him, but Sub-Inspector Vivek Kumar of Haryana's Special Task Force (STF) - part of the team who arrested him - told the BBC that he blamed an alleged accomplice for the 1992 murder he is accused of.A few days after Pasha's arrest hit the headlines, the BBC went in search of his family to hear their side of the story - taking the reporter three-and-a-half hours to track them down in the Harbans Nagar slum.They discovered Rajkumari, his wife of 25 years, and two of his three children - a 21-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter.His wife told the BBC the family was still in shock, and had "no idea" and about "alleged criminal past" - still trying to wrap their heads around the situation.The family then went on to accuse Pasha of betrayal.

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