Court asks cops to reply on Kanda's bail plea

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 06, 2012 07:16 hrs

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday directed the city police to file a reply on the bail plea of former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, accused of abeting the suicide of former flight attendant Geetika Sharma.

Justice Pratibha Rani sought the report from Delhi Police and posted the matter to Nov 19.

Kanda has moved the court seeking bail, challenging the trial court order that dismissed his bail plea.

Geetika, 23, died on the night of Aug 4-5 at her house in Delhi's Ashok Vihar area.

She left behind two suicide notes, naming Kanda and his employee Aruna Chaddha, a former official in Kanda's now-defunct MDLR Airlines where Geetika had worked. Both denied any involvement in the suicide.

The trial court Sep 20 rejected Kanda's bail plea and observed that the investigation was at an initial stage and the release of the accused on bail could hamper the investigation.

The court also asked police to probe if there was a link between the former flight attendant's death and her pregnancy.

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.

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