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Aug 14, 2012 at 02:54pm IST

Gopal Kanda lured Geetika Sharma back to India, court told

New Delhi: Ex-Haryana minister of state for Home Gopal Kanda went to Dubai to lure his ex-employee, 23-year-old Geetika Sharma to come back to India and join back his company, the Delhi Police told a court on Tuesday.

The counsel for the police, Sidharth Luthra further told the court that Kanda was needed in police custody for them to find the source of the emails recovered at Geetika's house.

He added that Geetika's fees for her higher studies, including the MBA degree, were paid for by MDLR Group and senior executive and co-accused in the case Aruna Chadha facilitated the same.

Kanda's lawyer KTS Tulsi, however, told the court that his client was not absconding but was "apprehensive" that he would be arrested "like Chadha" if he were to come before police.

He further said that there was no ingredient for a case of abetment to suicide under Section 306 of the IPC against Kanda.

He also cited court judgements to argue that arrest should be the last resort in the case.

Arguments in the case, meanwhile, continue.