Court issues warrant against Kanda

August 16th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A Delhi court here Thursday issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Haryana’s former minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, accused of abetting the suicide of former flight attendant Geetika Sharma.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Devender Kumar Jangala issued the NBW against Kanda, the victim’s employer, and fixed Aug 24 for hearing.

The court, meanwhile, sent Aruna Chaddha, senior executive in Kanda’s group and employee of his now-defunct MDLR Airlines, to judicial custody till Aug 30. She was arrested Aug 8.

Geetika, 23, was found hanging from the ceiling of her house in north Delhi’s Ashok Vihar on the night of Aug 4-5. She left behind two suicide notes, blaming Kanda and Chaddha.

Charges of abetment to suicide and criminal intimidation were slapped on Kanda, whose anticipatory bail plea is pending in the Delhi High Court.

Kanda has not appeared before Delhi Police for questioning.

Geetika earlier worked as a flight attendant in the MDLR Airlines. After the airlines ceased to function in 2009, she was given a job in another company owned by Kanda.

According to Geetika’s brother, Gaurav Sharma, his sister was being constantly mentally harassed by Kanda and Chaddha.

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