Police officials investigating the case claimed that Chaudhary was in a relationship with Jyoti and used to transfer money into her bank account. Police in Panchkula have so far booked Chaudhary and four others - Tilak Raj, Paramjeet, Dharampal and Gurmeet Singh - for the murder. Police had tried to arrest Chaudhary by raiding various places in Himachal since early December but he had evaded arrest. Due to his arrest in the case, Chaudhary has been unable to take oath as a legislator. He has sought permission from the court to take oath as an assembly member.