New Delhi: The police had summoned Haryana politician Gopal Goyal Kanda for questioning on Wednesday in connection with the suicide of former MDLR airhostess Geetika Sharma.

Kanda, who is the chairman of MDLR airlines, has been made an accused in the FIR along with his company general manager Aruna Chadha.

However, according to police he has failed to show up and is reportedly absconding.

He is missing and the police have no clues about his whereabouts except the fact that he left his house in the morning.

Police has launched raids on his house and other places in panic.

In her suicide note recovered by the police on Sunday morning, Geetika had blamed Kanda and Chadha.

Chadha could not be questioned on Tuesday as she reached the police station only in the evening. Since the rules do not allow a woman to be summoned at the police station after sunset, she was asked to return on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, speaking to reporters outside the MDLR office in Gurgaon, Chadha said, “It is a very shocking incident. I got a notice from the Delhi Police at 5.45 pm on Tuesday. I am fully cooperating in the case. It is an investigation notice and I am heading straight for Delhi to join the investigation.”

On Tuesday, the police questioned Ankit Ahluwalia, the legal head of the airline, in connection with some papers he had prepared on which Geetika was allegedly being pressured to sign.

In her suicide note, Geetika alleged that Kanda and Chadha were responsible for her death. Her mother has also levelled serious allegations against Kanda. Her mother Anuradha alleged that Kanda had called her around 10 pm on Saturday on her cellphone and threatened to get her family members booked in a false case if she did not send her daughter back to work. On learning about the call, Geetika was depressed, her family said.

DCP (North West) Dr P Karunakaran confirmed that Kanda would be questioned about the allegations on Wednesday.

On Tuesday afternoon, a fresh charge of criminal intimidation was added to the FIR. Kanda and Chadha have already been booked for under sections 306 (abetment to suicide) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention).

The police have sent Geetika’s laptop, mobile phone, a personal diary and iPad to the Forensic Science Laboratory in Rohini. Once Geetika’s email is cracked, the police hope to find more clues about the ‘mental harassment’ she allegedly suffered at the hands of Kanda.

Meanwhile, a three-member committee of the National Commission for Women visited the Sharmas on Tuesday and took their statement. Family members said that they were assured of a fair probe.


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