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Kanda's farmhouse searched, may undergo brain mapping

Delhi police on Monday searched the farmhouse of former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, accused of abetting the suicide of former flight attendant Geetika Sharma, and took some items into custody.

chandigarh Updated: Aug 21, 2012 16:53 IST
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Delhi police on Monday searched the farmhouse of former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, accused of abetting the suicide of former flight attendant Geetika Sharma, and took some items into custody.


Kanda, who is under seven days police custody, was taken to his farmhouse in Gawal Pahari on the Gurgaon-Faridabad road.

Kanda's relatives and two women were present during the hour-long search at the farmhouse as well as at the office of the now-defunct MDLR Airlines.

Kanda had surrendered in Delhi on Saturday, and was later sent to police custody for questioning.

He was on the run since Aug 8 after Geetika, 23, accused him and Aruna Chaddha, an official of MDLR Airlines, of harassing her and forcing her to commit suicide.

Meanwhile police is also considering the option of brain mapping test on Kanda, as he is refusing to cooperate in the probe.

Police sources said, Kanda has been evasive during questioning and denied any involvement with 23-year-old Sharma.

When asked whether police will subject him to brain mapping, deputy commissioner of police (North-West) P Karunakaran said, "If required, we will do that. We will take him to all places where we feel probe is required."

He said that nothing has come out yet and "if there is something I will tell you." Karunakaran said, Kanda has told that he was in Sirsa for the past ten days before his surrender", adding that he is not cooperating.

Police also plans to confront Kanda with Chaddha, in a bid to piece together the sequence of events that resulted in the suicide of Geetika who was found dead in her north west Delhi residence on August 5.

Investigators have seized computers from the Gurgaon office of Kanda.

The police team seized computers and documents from Gurgaon office of Kanda, who was sent to seven-day police custody by a local court on Sunday.

The team stayed there for three hours and later took Kanda to his Civil Lines residence for further probe in the matter.

The sources said that they were looking for hard disks of some computers which may help in further investigations.

Meanwhile, the post mortem report of Geetika revealed, she died of hanging and the ligature mark is ante-mortem in nature.

"Sealed samples of vaginal and anal swabs along with slides were preserved for semen and DNA profiling and handed over to the police," the report said.