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Geetika case: Kanda's aide records statement

PTI  New Delhi, November 07, 2012
First Published: 23:48 IST(7/11/2012) | Last Updated: 23:52 IST(7/11/2012)

Former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda's aide, who was being interrogated by the Delhi police in the ex-air hostess Geetika Sharma suicide case, on Wednesday recorded his statement before a court in New Delhi after he expressed his wish to be a witness in the case.

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Kanda's firm MDLR employee Chanshivroop recorded his statement before a magisterial court a day after he made a plea to it to depose as a witness in the case.

The Delhi Police had said Chanshivroop, an assistant manager in MDLR, was the person who had gone to Dubai where Geetika was working with Emirates Airlines and told its officials that she had secured a job with MDLR on the basis of fake and forged documents.

The prosecution had also alleged that he had sent fake e-mails to Geetika informing her about extradition proceedings against her in Dubai to pressurise her to join back MDLR.

Chanshivroop gave his statement under the provisions of section 164 of the CrPC for recording of confessions and statements a day after he was allowed by additional chief metropolitan magistrate DK Jangala to appear before a magisterial court for the same.

He had moved the court saying he wishes to depose as a witness in the case. The police had said it has no objections to him deposing as witness.

In its charge sheet filed against Kanda and co-accused Aruna Chaddha on October 6, police had said it will file a supplementary charge sheet as it is still ascertaining the role of Chanshivroop, who, it said, had sent the forged e-mail to Geetika about the alleged extradition proceedings against her in Dubai and also kept a tab on her in the gulf country.

Both Kanda and Chaddah have been accused of abetting the suicide of former air hostess Geetika Sharma.

Geetika was found dead on August 5 at her Ashok Vihar residence in North West Delhi. In her August 4 suicide note, the 23-year-old victim had said she was ending her life due to "harassment" by Kanda and Chaddah.

The Delhi police has chargesheeted the duo for allegedly committing offences 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 the Indian Penal Code.

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


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