Three years on, Mumbai police nab murder convict who jumped parole
Mumbai city news: The convict, Yatendrasingh Chauhan, 40, killed security guard Chandraprakash Singh on August 14, 2006mumbai Updated: Jul 15, 2017 00:25 IST
Unit 9 of the Mumbai crime branch has arrested a 40-year-old murder convict from Uttar Pradesh, three years after he jumped parole.
The convict, Yatendrasingh Chauhan, 40, killed security guard Chandraprakash Singh on August 14, 2006. Chauhan and Singh worked at the same security firm and were both posted outside actor Shah Rukh Khan’s home.
Singh had asked Chauhan why he was sitting, if he had loaded his revolver and if it was working. Angered, Chauhan grabbed Singh by the collar and shot him in the chest. On hearing the gunshot, other security guards rushed to the spot and took Singh to the hospital, where he died of his injuries, said a police officer.
Chauhan was given life imprisonment and lodged in Nashik Jail. In July 2014, he jumped parole. A case was registered at the Nashik Road police station.
Police launched a manhunt to find him. “We recently got a tip-off that Chauhan’s family was in touch with him and that they had called him from a public phone,” said a crime branch officer. We kept a watch on the Chauhan’s Worli residence. We got his mobile number and used it to track him,” said an officer.
Chauhan had been working at a security guard at a school. Police nabbed him there. He was produced in a local court and brought to Mumbai.
First Published: Jul 15, 2017 00:25 IST