Police still unable to locate Kanda

Crime branch, special cell join the hunt

Haryana politician Gopal Kanda remained untraced on Friday even as police sent out teams to various states to track the man named in the suicide note left behind by former air hostess Geetika Sharma.


Apart from local police, crime branch and special cell sleuths too have pitched in to locate the former Haryana minister, who reportedly might be holed up in Haryana or  Chandigarh.


“We have sent teams to all the possible hideouts of Gopal Kanda. We have also issued a lookout notice and are hopeful of nabbing them very soon,” said a senior police officer.
Police on Friday intensified the search for Kanda and conducted fresh raids at his premises.


His close relatives were questioned.Police conducted raids in Punjab and Haryana and also entered the former minister’s Rania Road home in Sirsa on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, the medical team comprising three senior doctors constituted to conduct a post-mortem has submitted a report to Delhi Police.


While police remained tight-lipped over the report, saying only that  it ‘confirmed that death was due to hanging’.
Brother’s allegations


Ankit Sharma, Geetika’s brother of told Deccan Herald that Delhi Police are cooperating with family members and working hard.


“But despite this, after so many days police have not been able to trace the man who was behind my sister’s death. When there is a police station in every district across the country, why cannot the investigators trace this man,” Ankit said.
He also said police have not shared the report of the post-mortem with them.
“The officials are definitely hiding something. They told us that the autopsy report has come but they did not give a copy of the report and neither have they disclosed the report,” Ankit alleged.


Kanda has been absconding after police lodged an FIR against him and a city court rejected his anticipatory bail plea on Thursday.


Police are still questioning Kanda’s several employees in connection with the case.
The investigators, who got a two-day police remand of Kanda’s MDLR group human resources manager Aruna Chadda on Thursday, also grilled her.


She was, however, not cooperating with the investigators.
Chadda, who was arrested on Wednesday night for abetting the suicide, is reportedly scared her children could be harmed if she speaks against the former minister.
Geetika was found hanging in her room at north-east Delhi’s Ashok Vihar home on Sunday by her parents.


Her father Dinesh Sharma runs a printing press and her mother Anuradha works with the finance ministry.


In her two-page suicide note, she stated that Kanda and his company’s human resources manager Aruna Chadda were behind the extreme step and they used to mentally harass her.

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