New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday ordered framing of charges against former Haryana Minister Gopal Kanda and his aide Aruna Chaddha in air hostess Geetika Sharma suicide case.

The Court observed that prima facie charges of rape, unnatural sex, abetment of suicide, conspiracy, forgery under IPC and IT Act stand against former Haryana Minister.  He has now been also charged under section 376 and 377.

Kanda and Chaddah, who are in judicial custody since August 2012, were chargesheeted under section 306 (abetment of suicide), 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 506 (criminal intimidation), 201 (destruction of evidence), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery with intention to cheat), 469 (forgery with intention to harm reputation) and 471 (using forged documents as genuine) of Indian Penal Code.

They have also been booked under section 66-A of the Information and Technology Act which deals with hacking of computers.

Former air hostess Geetika, who was an employee of Kanda's MLDR airlines, was found dead on August 5 at her Ashok Vihar residence in North West Delhi. In her August 4 suicide note, 23-year-old Geetika had said that she was ending her life due to "harassment" by Kanda and Chaddha.

Kanda, 46, was forced to resign from his post of minister of state for home following the registration of case in Geetika suicide case.

(JPN/Agencies)

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