New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday reserved for May 10 its order on framing of charges against former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda and his aide Aruna Chadha in airhostess Geetika Sharma suicide case. District Judge and Additional Sessions Judge SK Sarvaria reserved his order on framing of charges against Kanda and his employee Chadha, who are accused of abetting the suicide of 23-year-old Geetika.
Earlier in the day, during the arguments, police said it has various electronic data, mails, call details and other documents to prove that Kanda and Chaddah had abeted Geetika's suicide. Additional Public Prosecutor Rajiv Mohan had also said that the act of Kanda's employee Chanshivroop in fleeing the country after becoming an approver goes against the accused.
In judicial custody since August 2012, both Kanda and Chaddah have been charge sheeted under section 306 (abetment of suicide), 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 506 (criminal intimidation), 201 (destruction of evidence), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery with intention to cheat), 469 (forgery with intention to harm reputation) and 471 (using forged documents as genuine) of Indian Penal Code.
Former airhostess Geetika, who was earlier employed with Kanda's MLDR airlines, was found dead on August 5 at her Ashok Vihar residence in Delhi.
They have also been booked under section 66-A of the Information and Technology Act which deals with hacking of computers. Former airhostess Geetika, who was earlier employed with Kanda's MLDR airlines, was found dead on August 5 at her Ashok Vihar residence in North West Delhi.
In her August 4 suicide note, 23-year-old Geetika had said she was ending her life due to "harassment" by Kanda and Chaddah. Kanda, 46, was forced to resign from his post of Minister of State for Home following the registration of case.