The Delhi High Court on Tuesday reserved its order on the anticipatory bail plea of former Haryana Minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, who is accused of abetting the suicide of his former employee Geetika Sharma.
Justice P K Bhasin reserved his order after the city police opposed his bail plea saying that Kanda’s custodial interrogation was necessary to unravel the whole conspiracy. Kanda has been absconding for the past seven days. “His custodial interrogation is needed to find out the conspiracy aspect between the accused and his employee Aruna Chaddha against Geetika,” said Additional Solicitor General Siddharth Luthra.
In an hour-long argument, the counsel also questioned the conduct of Kanda saying that why he had been evading arrests, even after being served with notices. In addition, he also removed all electronic gadgets, including his lap top and computer, from his office.
“Looking into his conduct for not cooperating with the investigation and removal of all electronic items, including his laptop and computer from his office... It is a case for refusal of anticipatory bail,” the counsel argued.
Meanwhile, Kanda’s counsel K T S Tulsi opposed the arguments saying that no case under Section 306 IPC has been made out against his client. “Prima facie no case has been made against Kanda on the basis of the FIR and the suicide note. The suicide note cannot be a gospel truth and the same has to be proved by independent evidence,” Tulsi said. A local court rejected the anticipatory bail on August 9.
Geetika, 23, was found hanging in her Ashok Vihar house in north Delhi on August 4. She had worked with Kanda’s MDLR Airlines.