A Delhi court to hear Gopal Kanda's bail plea today

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 13 October 2013, 09:02 AM

A Delhi court on Friday had reserved its order on a bail plea of former Haryana Minister Gopal Kanda, who is accused of abetting suicide of a former air hostess.

Additional Sessions Judge M C Gupta had reserved his order for Sunday.

Kanda's plea has been opposed by the prosecution on the ground that he may influence the witnesses if released on bail.

On October 4, Kanda had surrendered before the court after his month-long interim bail to attend Haryana Assembly session expired and the court refused to extend the same.    

The sitting MLA from Sirsa in Haryana, Kanda and his employee Aruna Chadha are facing charges of abetting suicide of Geetika Sharma, who was employed in Kanda's MDLR airlines.

Chadha is out on interim bail till November 15 to attend religious and family events.

While Chadha was arrested on August 8 last year, Kanda had surrendered on August 18. The trial in the case started on May 27.

The duo have also been charged with forgery for cheating and harming the reputation of the victim and under the Information Technology Act for sending fake e-mails to her.

Geetika was found dead on August 5, 2012, at her Ashok Vihar residence in north west Delhi. In her suicide note, she had said she was ending her life due to "harassment" by Kanda and Chadha.

Police had in its charge sheet said Kanda was obsessed with the victim and was putting pressure on her to come back to his company.

First Published: Sunday, October 13, 2013 08:59 AM
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