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Delhi High Court to hear Gopal Kanda's anticipatory bail plea today

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Aug 14, 2012 at 06:48am IST

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court is set to hear former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda's anticipatory bail plea on Tuesday. Kanda who is the chief of the MDLR airlines, has been charged with abetting the suicide of his former employee Geetika Sharma.

Geetika was found dead in her Delhi home on the August 5. Kanda has been absconding for the past eight days and the police say they are unable to find him.

Raids were conducted in several parts of Delhi, Haryana and Siliguri to trace Kanda but the efforts proved futile, a senior police official said.

Delhi HC to hear Kanda's anticipatory bail plea today

Kanda has been absconding for the past eight days and the police say they are unable to find him.

In a suicide note found at her residence, Geetika alleged she was ending her life due to harassment by Kanda and MDLR official Aruna Chaddha. Both Kanda and Aruna have denied the allegations.

Delhi police on Sunday raided the office of the MDLR group in Gurgaon. The police team who took Aruna Chaddha along with it seized various documents and scanned computers, sources said.

Accompanied by some women police officers, the Delhi police remained at the four-storey office building at the posh Sector 15 here for more than two hours.

Meanwhile, a Delhi court on Sunday extended by a day police custody of Chaddha to recover certain crucial documents pertaining to the deceased.

Metropolitan Magistrate Manish Khurana allowed the custodial interrogation of Chaddha till tomorrow after police said the documents of an educational society formed by the MDLR group are yet to be recovered and that Geetika was the president of that society.

"Considering the facts and circumstances of the case and the nature of offence and the fact that police investigation could not be completed because of holiday (Janmashtami), I am of the considered view that one day police remand of accused is necessary for the purpose of investigation," the court said.

Police said a camera, laptop and a phone have been recovered at her instance.

Advocate BS Rana, who appeared for Chaddha, opposed the plea saying she had been in police custody for past three days and had joined the investigations. Police told the court that she was not cooperating.

With additional information from PTI

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