Gopal Goyal Kanda's bail plea dismissed

Last Updated 20 September 2012, 19:47 IST

Gopal Goyal Kanda’s bail plea in the Geetika Sharma suicide case was on Thursday dismissed by the Rohini court which observed that investigations are at an initial stage and Kanda could hamper them if released.

District and additional sessions judge S K Sarvaria also directed police to investigate if Geetika’s suicide was related with her pregnancy or not.

“In the police file, there is report of a private gynaecologist which shows applicant/accused and victim had visited the clinic on March 9, 2012 and the victim was pregnant. This may be one of the causes for her first suicide note dated May 4,” Sarvaria said.

Taking note of the gynaecologist’s report, the court said it may be one of the causes for her to think about suicide and write a suicide note on May 4, but somehow she changed her mind. “However, pressure tactics of the accused allegedly continued and she was telephonically contacted to join duty,” Sarvaria said.

Meanwhile, police told the court that Kanda destroyed a mobile phone which he used to contact Geetika.

Kanda is accused of hounding his employee Geetika to death. Geetika hanged herself  on August 5.

Chadha moves HC

Aruna Chadha, an accused in former flight attendant’s suicide case on Thursday moved a bail application in the Delhi High Court, reports IANS.

The matter is likely to come up for hearing on Friday. She sought bail saying that she had a seven-year-old daughter and old parents to look after. Chadha pleaded to the court that she was the sole bread earner of her family.

“Applicant (Chadha) has old and ailing parents (father 71 years and mother 63 years) and both are suffering from heart and other ailments,” the plea said.

She claimed that the material collected by police did not show that she was involved in abetting Geetika’s suicide. The trial court on September 7 rejected Chadha’s bail plea. She was arrested on August 8 and is in judicial custody since then.

(Published 20 September 2012, 19:47 IST)

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