A Delhi court on Friday refused bail to former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda in a case registered against him and his brother Govind Kanda for allegedly evading court proceedings in a 14-year-old cheque-bounce case.
Gopal and Govind are named as accused in the case related to avoidance of court proceedings in a cheque-bounce case which was heard at Patiala House Court here by metropolitan magistrate Jasjeet Kaur.
Govind is now on interim bail till October 31.
Meanwhile, at a Rohini court additional chief metropolitan magistrate DK Jangala extended the judicial custody of the Gopal till October 17.
Chaddha has also moved a bail plea before district and additional sessions judge SK Sarvaria who posted it for October 15.
Gopal and Chaddha have been recently chargesheeted by the Delhi Police for allegedly abetting the suicide of 23-year-old Geetika.
During the hearing on Kanda's bail plea in the Patiala House court, senior advocate Ramesh Gupta, who appeared for Gopal, said his client was in custody for over a month in this case and he had been acquitted in the cheque-bounce case recently by a court here.
He said the magistrate had declared Gopal as a proclaimed offender as he did not appear before him in the cheque-bounce case but the fact was that the police had not properly served the summon to the former minister.
"Despite he (Gopal) being the minister in Haryana, the Delhi Police did not serve summon to him properly. Being a minister, he cannot flee. It was only because summon was not properly served upon him by the police that he could not appear before the court," Gupta added.