Geetika suicide case: former Haryana Minister arrested

Former Haryana Minister Gopal Kanda surrendered before police early this morning and was arrested, 13 days after the suicide of his former employee, who accused him of abetting her suicide.
Mr Kanda, who was “absconding” for the past 10 days after police served him a notice to appear before them, surfaced at Bharat Nagar police station at 4 AM. Before entering police station, he told reporters that he was joining investigations as directed by the Delhi police.

“Kanda has surrendered and we have arrested him,” P Karunakaran, Deputy Commissioner of Police (northwest) told PTI.

His employee, Aruna Chaddha, a senior functionary with the now defunct MDLR airlines, has already been arrested and is in judicial custody in connection with the suicide of Geetika Sharma.

In her suicide note, Geetika had alleged that Mr Kanda and Ms Chaddha were harassing her to rejoin the former minister’s firm after she left the job. The anticipatory bail plea of Mr Kanda had also been dismissed by the Delhi High Court earlier yesterday.

Delhi Police had conducted over 60 searches and raids in Haryana, Goa and Siliguri in West Bengal, besides questioning around 30 people. His brother Govind Kanda was also arrested yesterday for allegedly helping Mr Kanda to evade police.

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