Kanda, Chaddha's custody extended, Chaddha seeks bail

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 12:50 hrs

New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday extended till Oct 17 the judicial custody of former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda and his employee Aruna Chaddha, who are accused of abetting the suicide of former flight attendant Geetika Sharma.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate D.K. Jangala, while extending the custody of Kanda and Chaddha, a former official of Kanda's now-defunct MDLR Airlines where Geetika worked, has listed the matter for scrutiny of document of the charge sheet till Oct 17.

Police filed the charge sheet Oct 6.

Meanwhile, Chaddha moved her bail application before the district and additional session judge. The court has listed the bail plea for hearing Oct 15.

Kanda was forced to resign as minister of state for home and urban local bodies in Haryana in the face of public outcry over Geetika's suicide. He was arrested Aug 18.

Geetika, 23, died on the night of Aug 4-5 at her house in Delhi's Ashok Vihar area. Her two suicide notes named Kanda and Chaddha for harassing her and driving her to suicide.

Both have denied the allegations.

After Kanda's airlines ceased to function in 2009, Geetika was given another assignment in the group owned by him.

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