New Delhi: Former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda, who is accused of abetting suicide of his former employee, was on Tuesday asked by the Delhi Police to appear before it on Wednesday for questioning after a fresh charge of criminal intimidation was slapped against him. NCW begins probe Arrest Kanda: Geetika's family
A former air hostess with Kanda's now defunct MDLR airline, 23-year-old Geetika Sharma was found dead on Sunday at her Ashok Vihar residence in north-west Delhi.
In a suicide note found at her residence, Geetika accused Kanda and MDLR official Aruna Chaddha of repeatedly harassing her.
P Karunakaran, Deputy Commissioner of Police(North-West), said they have now added Section 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC in the case which was registered on Sunday. Police had earlier registered a case of abetment to suicide against Kanda on the basis of the suicide note.
"We have sent a notice to Kanda asking him to appear before police for questioning on Wednesday," he said. Besides Kanda, police have also sent notices to Aruna Chadha and Ankit Alhuwalia for questioning.
A team from the National Commission for Women (NCW) began its probe into the incident with a visit to Geetika's house.
"This is the preliminary stage of inquiry. We have talked to parents, with the brother and now we would be talking to Kanda and others. Then we will submit our report," a member of the team said. She said they will talk to the family again on Wednesday.
Geetika's family demanded a CBI inquiry into the case and wanted the former minister to be arrested soon.
"We have issued notices to Chaddha and another colleague Ankit Alhuwalia to join the probe. Alhuwalia's name cropped up during investigations," Karunakaran told reporters here.
Geetika's mobile phone, laptop and a few other articles have been seized, he said, adding the victim's family has been provided with security. Police is awaiting the postmortem report, he said.
Geetika's brother Ankit said they want justice and demanded a CBI probe into the case.
New Delhi: Former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda, who is accused of abetting suicide of his former employee, was on Tuesday asked by the Delhi Police to appear before it on Wednesday for questioning after a fresh charge of criminal intimidation was slapped against him.
NCW begins probe
Arrest Kanda: Geetika's family