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Three years later, judge arrested for wife’s murder

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More than three years after his wife was found dead in a park in Police Lines here under mysterious circumstances, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested Civil Judge (Senior Division) Ravneet Garg. He is currently posted at Kaithal in Haryana.

Garg was produced before the Court of Special Judicial Magistrate for CBI Cases in Panchkula on Thursday.

He was posted as Chief Judicial Magistrate in Gurgaon when the body of his wife, Geetanjali (24), was found in the park on July 17, 2013. Garg’s licenced revolver was also found at the spot. Later, he identified the body and told the police that Geetanjali usually went to the park for a stroll. A post-mortem report revealed that bullet injuries on the chest and chin had led to Geetanjali’s death while a third bullet had grazed past her stomach.

Three days after the body was found, the Gurgaon Police registered a murder case against Geetanjali’s husband and in-laws based on a complaint lodged by her family. The case was later handed over to the CBI.

Geetanjali’s brother Pardeep Aggarwal, who was the complainant in the case, had said in the FIR that her in-laws were not happy about two girls being born to the couple and that there was “discontent” and “dispute” over this.

Mr. Aggarwal said that his sister was “bold, religious and spiritual” and could not have committed suicide. Geetanjali’s maternal uncle Dhanraj Aggarwal added to this saying it was hard to believe that someone would go to a park to commit suicide.

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