Chandigarh: Haryana Minister of State for Home Gopal Kanda has said that he quit the State Cabinet to facilitate a fair investigation into the suicide of an MDLR employee Geetika Sharma.
"I am innocent and I am keen that the investigation is done quickly so that the truth will come out. That's why I resigned," Kanda said in a statement.
Denying all allegations against him that he is guilty of abetting the suicide, he said on the contrary, the company and he himself encouraged Geetika when she wanted to pursue her MBA.
On the contrary, said the ex-Haryana minister, MDLR encouraged Geetika Sharma when she wanted to pursue higher studies.
"We gave her Rs 7.5 lakh for her studies and even made her chairman of the trust that runs my international school in Sirsa. I did not have any contact with her after that," he said.