Trouble doesn’t seem to leave former Haryana Minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, who is currently in jail in connection with suicide of a 23-year-old former airhostess.
On Tuesday, a fresh case was filed against him and his brother Govind Kanda following a city court's direction for evading appearance in a 14-year-old cheque-bounce case.
The brothers had settled the case out of court last month after Gopal Kanda was arrested in Geetika Sharma's suicide case but were declared proclaimed offenders.
“A case under Section 174-A (punishment for non-appearance in response to court proclamation) has been registered at Connaught Place police station against Gopal and Govind Kanda,” a senior police officer said. The duo was declared proclaimed offenders in the case in May.
The court said evading court summons and warrants is different from cheque-bounce case and acquittal in one case does not absolve anyone of the second offence. Acquittal in the case “does not bar investigation the offence under section 174 A IPC,” the court observed.