New Delhi: Hours after the Delhi High Court rejected his anticipatory bail plea, former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda is expected to surrender at the Ashok Vihar police station in New Delhi on early Saturday morning, according to his brother.
Kanda, accused of abetting the suicide of the 23-year-old former air hostess, had been on the run for the last 10 days.
Outside the police station, supporters of Kanda were found shouting and claiming the former minister's innocence. His brother, Govind Kanda, was arrested earlier.
Govind claimed that "Gopal Kanda is being trapped".
The anticipatory bail plea of Kanda was on Friday dismissed by the Delhi High Court which said despite being a "free man" he himself did not file and it was a "sufficient" ground for its rejection.
The court also came down heavily on Delhi Police for not pressing its plea before the magisterial court to search his premises in Haryana.
Without going into the legal and factual contentions raised by Kanda's lawyer in the day-long hearing, Justice P K Bhasin said, "In my view, this anticipatory bail application is liable to be rejected, without going into the merits at all, only on the ground that the same has not been filed by the person apprehending his arrest."