BANAGLORE: An alleged accomplice of German dictator AdolphHitler has been arrested from the Khanapur forest in Belgaum district of Karnataka.
Nazi Johann Bach, 88, was nabbed by German Police on Friday night following a tip-off by an Israeli couple who had seen him at a rave party in Goa.
Bach was hunted down by Indian intelligence and the Berlin-based German chancellor’s core office (GCC) in Goa itself, but gave them the slip while being transported in a taxi and entered the Khanapur forest in Belgaum district on the Goa-Karnataka border.
According to a press release issued by Goa-based Perus Narkp, the intelligence wing of GCC, ‘Colonel’ Bach, who is allegedly responsible for the genocide of 12,000 Jews at a Berlin concentration camp during the four-year World War II from 1944, had been absconding for the last 40 years.
“He lived at Calangute, Goa, for a couple of months,” GCC, spokesman Hamman Smit said in the media release.
Bach attracted Perus Narkp’s attention when he advertised in a local newspaper for the sale of a piano allegedly resembling a stolen one from a Berlin museum.
Also, at a rave party in Goa, he is said to have boasted of seeing Jews being killed in the concentration camp. This boastful talk was heard by an Israeli couple from Tel Aviv and later published in the Israeli media a few months ago.
After fleeing Germany, Bach travelled to Argentina, Bulgaria, Canada and Yemen to avoid German Police hunting for war criminals. He is said to have lived in Argentina before coming to Goa. Bach has been now flown back to Berlin.