Judge murder case: Fugitive woman doctor arrested
Tracking her new account on social networking site, police have arrested a woman doctor who was convicted for murder of an additional district and sessions judge in 2005.
Patiala: Tracking her new account on social networking site, police have arrested a woman doctor who was convicted for murder of an additional district and sessions judge in 2005.
Doctor Ravideep Kaur had jumped the parole in December last year and fled from Patiala after planting a suicide note to mislead the police, an official said.
Police had CCTV footage retrieved from a Patiala bus stop and Ambala railway station from where Kaur boarded a train to Uttarakhand, said the police officer.
Police said since she was not using a phone, police was tracking social networking site account of her North America- based relative, who police added her as a friend a few days ago using her fake name.
"She was in touch with the account holder, whose account Patiala police were tracking since her disappearance," police said.
She had jumped parole in December last year after she was convicted for the sensational murder of additional district and sessions judge Vijay Singh in 2005.
Kaur was caught from Kashipur town of Uttarakhand last week with one kg gold and Rs 12.9 lakh in cash.
Ravdeep had gone missing on December 15 last year leaving behind a suicide note at her native home in Patiala.
Police said Ravdeep lived in Maoist-dominated towns of Nepal under the fake name of Arpita Jain. She allegedly used all her last three paroles to arrange logistics for her final escape, they said.
She even underwent a facial treatment at a cosmetic clinic in Chandigarh, police added.
Ravdeep, who had paid Rs 5 lakh to one Manjit Singh to kill the judge, was putting up in Tikapur and Lamki municipalities of Kailali district of Nepal, while preparing to flee to some "other country," police said.
Police nabbed her when she came back to Uttarakhand for some documents to exit the country.
Patiala SSP G S Chauhan said, "Ravdeep had forged a voter
ID card in the name of Arpita Jain, a resident of Jalandhar. She kept hiding in various towns of Nepal and was arrested when she sneaked into India for some fake documents. She was arrested when she boarded a bus from Kashipur to Rudrapur on Tuesday."
Police said Kaur withdrew over Rs 10 lakh from her fixed deposit account, underwent facial and dental treatment and collected her ornaments.
On October 13, 2005, Additional District and Sessions Judge Vijay Singh, who was serving as a presiding officer in the Chandigarh labour court, was murdered by granthi Manjit Singh.
He was allegedly paid Rs 5 lakh by Ravdeep Kaur. Kaur, who ran a nursing home in Patiala, was in love with the judge and wanted to marry him.
Vijay Singh was already married and had three daughters.
On March 30, 2012, a Chandigarh court had awarded life imprisonment to both Ravdeep Kaur and Manjit Singh.
On December 15, 2014, a relative informed police that Ravdeep Kaur, who was on parole since December 6, was missing.