New Delhi: The Delhi Police Saturday filed a chargesheet against former Haryana Minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, who is accused of abetting the suicide of his former employee Geetika Sharma.

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  • Geetika Sharma had committed suicide on August 05
  • Geetika worked as a flight attendant in MDLR Airlines
  • Geetika had left suicide note holding Gopal Goyal Kanda and Aruna Chadda responsible for her extreme step
  • A case of abetment to suicide was filed against Kanda on August 05
  • Kanda resigned as Haryana's Minister of State for Home Affairs on August 05
  • Police sent a notice to Kanda on August 07
  • Aruna Chadha arrested on August 08
  • Police declared Kanda absconding on Aug 08
  • Police raided Kanda's Sirsa residence on Aug 09
  • Delhi High Court denied anticipatory bail to Kanda on August 17
  • Kanda surrendered at Ashok Vihar police station on August 18
  • Kanda was underground for 11 days after notice was served to him
  • Starlet Nupur Mehta, who hurled serious allegations against Kanda, was interrogated on September 5
  • Kanda’s judicial custody extended till October 12

The chargesheet was filed by police before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) D.K. Jangala. Police have also booked Aruna Chaddha, former official of Kanda's now-defunct MDLR Airlines where Geetika had worked.

ACMM Jangla took cognisance of the chargesheet and posted the matter for Oct 9 for further hearing. "I take cognisance of the chargesheet," the court said.   The police have slapped charges under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 306 for abetment to suicide, section 471 for forgery, and other various sections of IPC with section 66 of the IT Act.

Geetika, 23, a former flight attendant of MDLR Airlines, had in her suicide note accused Kanda and his employee Aruna Chaddha of harassing and forcing her take the extreme step.

She died on the night of Aug 4-5 at her house in Delhi's Ashok Vihar area. Kanda and Chaddha have denied the allegations.


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