Jinaraj had jumped the interim bail and failed to report back.
He is accused of killing Sajni by choking her on Valentine’s Day in 2003, three months after their wedding in Ahmedabad.
Tarun Jinaraj, who had been accused of murdering his wife in 2003 and evading police for 15 years, has disappeared once again after being released on bail. His mother, Annamma Chacko, has also gone missing. Jinaraj had assumed the identity of a friend and created a new life for himself in Bengaluru.
Tarun Jinaraj, accused of murdering his wife in 2003, has managed to escape once again after being released on temporary bail. He had been on the run for 15 years before being caught in 2018. Despite being instructed to return to jail by August 19, Jinaraj has not shown up. The authorities are now
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Police negligence may have allowed alleged wife-killer Tarun Jinaraj to flee the country. Jinaraj, accused of murdering his wife in 2003, was caught after 15 years on the run. However, it seems that the police did not seize his passport, allowing him to leave the country under a false identity. He
He fled the scene and remained on the run for 15 years until he was arrested in Bengaluru in 2018.
The Gujarat high court had given him two weeks of temporary bail from August 4 to 19, but he did not return to jail on the due date.
The jail authorities then informed the high court about his disappearance.
Jinaraj was charged with murder, dowry death, cruelty, conspiracy under the IPC and the Dowry Prohibition Act in a supplementary chargesheet filed by the police in January 2019.
His mother Annamma Chacko, his elder brother Arun and his sister-in-law Roopkanta are also facing trial since 2016 for similar charges in a case filed by Sajni’s brother-in-law PK Shashidharan.
Jinaraj also has a 2018 FIR against him in Bhopal for making a fake passport with forged documents.
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He allegedly used it to get jobs in multinational companies and travel to the US twice.
When he was arrested in 2018 by the Ahmedabad crime branch, he had changed his name to Pravin Bhateley and had remarried.
He had been living with his second wife and two children in Bengaluru for six years and even owned a flat.