Ishwarlal Prajapati was absconding since last 21 years. He served as an Air Force Officer and after his retirement he joined income tax department as an officer. He was accused of misappropriating Rs. 40, 000 from the official accounts. He was sentenced three years of imprisonment by the court and was sent to Sabarmati Jail in 1991 where he served eight months.
He then got parole on medical grounds and was released from the jail. He never returned after that. He not only changed his name but also of his wife and children. He was untraceable till date. He first went to Ankleshwar and spent six years there and then shifted to Tejpura village near Halol in Panchmahal disctrict.