Gurgaon judge to also face dowry harassment charge

Gurgaon judge to also face dowry harassment charge

Gurgaon: Gurgaon's Chief Judicial Magistrate Ravneet Garg, booked for the murder of his wife, will also face dowry harassment charge, police here said Monday.

Police have issued notices to the CJM's father K.K. Garg and mother Rachna Garg, who have also been named in the dowry harassment case.

The CJM's father reached here Monday morning from Haryana's Panchkula town and contacted police, who wanted to question him.

"We had called CJM's parents...K.K. Garg was questioned by special investigation team (SIT)," Gurgaon Police Commissioner Alok Mittal said.

Mittal said on the basis of written complaint filed by the parents of the CJM's wife Geetanjali, penal sections of dowry harassment and extra-marital affair were included in the FIR lodged against the CJM Saturday.

Geetanjali, 24, bore three bullet wounds - on her chin, chest and stomach - but no bullets were found in her body that was recovered here Thursday. The CJM's licensed firearm was found near the body, police said.

Mittal said two bullets were seized from the scene of crime and would be sent for ballistic examination Monday, a day after ballistic experts examined the crime spot.

"The SIT Sunday questioned two women relatives of Ravneet Garg for hours at his government allotted house here in the Officers Colony," said Mittal.

"We have asked CJM to produce supporting evidences to prove his statement," he said.

The CJM allegedly said that his driver and domestic help may throw some light on his wife's death.

Judge Garg's in-laws alleged that two cars were provided to the accused on his and his family's demand. Rs.2 lakh were also delivered to him at the time of the admission of his daughters in school in May.

Geetanjali's brother Pradeep Aggarwal Saturday lodged a first information report against Garg and his parents, accusing them of murder.

"Ravneet and Geetanjali got married in November 2007. Everything was fine for a few years but the attitude of Ravneet and his parents towards Geetanjali started changing after she delivered two baby girls (now aged around four and a half and three years)," Aggarwal said in his complaint.

He demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into his sister's murder.


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