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Jhalawar: ‘Illicit relationship behind murder of IB officer Chetan Prakash’

One of the accused, Shahrukh was arrested, while the police have launched a manhunt for constable Praveen Rathore and two others.

June 21, 2018, 12:57 pm

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Jaipur: Jhalawar police on Tuesday said that 32-year-old Chetan Prakash – an intelligence officer with Delhi intelligence bureau (IB) – was murdered over an illicit relationship of his wife with a Rajasthan ACB constable. One of the accused, Shahrukh was arrested, while the police have launched a manhunt for constable Praveen Rathore, and two others. Praveen – the main accused – posted in Jhalawar ACB. It is alleged that Praveen was close to Chetan's wife and he murdered the IB officer with the help of his friends because he was a hurdle in their relationship. Chetan Prakash Gelana was last seen alive when he met his parents in Ramganjmandi on February 14. He left for Jhalawar in a train after meeting the relative and then went missing. His body was later found on the roadside on Bhawanimandi Marg. After preliminary investigation, the police suspected some foul play and registered an FIR.
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Chetan Prakash

Mahadev Meena, father of Chetan Prakash, also registered an FIR with Kotwali police station in Jhalawar against his daughter-in-law and four others for attempting to murder the IB officer on January 5. In the FIR lodged on Sunday, he accused Chetan Prakash’s wife, Praveen Rathore and three others including Shaqir, Shahrukh and Fareed. He alleged that they staged an accident in which a truck tried to run the IB officer over on January 5. Mahadev Meena, a resident of Housing Board Colony, alleged that his son – who is posted as Information Officer with Delhi IB – had come to Jhalawar in January. “On January 5, Chetan was going somewhere on a Scooty when a truck tried to run him over. It hit the Scooty. Chetan sustained serious injuries, but survived. His vehicle was damaged,” the father alleged in the FIR.

First published: June 21, 2018