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A Delhi court on Thursday rejected the bail application of former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, who is one of the accused in the Geetika Sharma suicide case. Kanda had moved the Rohini court of District and Additional Sessions Judge SK Sarvaria in New Delhi for bail.

Kanda along with Aruna Chaddha are the prime accused in the Geetika suicide case. Earlier the court had rejected Aruna Chaddha’s bail application too.

The sitting Haryana MLA was arrested on August 18 after he had surrendered before the police, 13 days after Geetika was found dead in her Ashok Vihar house in North West Delhi. He was then remanded in judicial custody on August 28 after the Delhi Police said he was not required for further custodial interrogation.

Earlier, his anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the trial court and the Delhi High Court, following which he surrendered before the police.

In her suicide note, Geetika had alleged Kanda and Aruna Chaddha, an MDLR employee, were harassing her to rejoin the former minister’s firm after she left the job.

In her August 4 suicide note, 23-year-old Geetika said she was ending her life due to “harassment” by Kanda and Chaddha. Both Kanda and Chaddha have been accused of abetting Geetika’s suicide.

However, Kanda has been reiterating before the court that no case of abetting suicide is made out against him and that Geetika was “hypersensitive” and the extreme act on her part was that of a “confused and frustrated individual”.

(Source: PTI)

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