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Kanda wanted back property he bought in Geetika's name

chandigarh Updated: Aug 26, 2012 11:45 IST
Karn Pratap Singh
Karn Pratap Singh
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Former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda had allegedly bought some property in the name of his employee Geetika Sharma - in whose suicide case, Kanda is the prime accused. Investigations into the abetment to suicide charge against Kanda have revealed that behind Kanda's desperate insistence on keeping Geetika with him was a bid to regain these properties.

Sources said ever since Geetika had been trying to break off her ties with Kanda and his now-defunct MDLR group, the former minister was allegedly pressuring her to remain associated with him so that he could get his properties back.

A true blue politician, Kanda had been pursuing a carrot and stick policy to keep the airhostess in his fold. He even tried to frame her in a false cheque bounce case, said a police

"Kanda issued a cheque for R3.5 lakh to pay for Sundale Education Society even though the account had been closed. He had also appointed Geetika as the chairman of the society to ensure that she was caught," said an investigating officer.

"The scrutiny of documents, seized from Kanda's MDLR office and his residence in Gurgaon, have revealed certain clues about these properties. We are analysing them further to find out details about properties purchased in Geetika's name," said the officer.

Police have also found a forged character certificate of Geetika, which claimed that there were some criminal cases pending against her in Gurgaon. The same certificate was sent to Emirates in Dubai, where Geetika was working in 2010, on the basis of which she was sacked from her job.

"We found that the stamp on that certificate was of Civil Lines police station in Gurgaon while it was issued by the station house officer of a different police station," added the officer.

Investigators are looking for four mobile phones of some MDLR employees, including Geetika's, which she had returned after quitting the company in December 2011.

Police said Kanda was using three mobile phones registered in the name of his employees for calling up Geetika and sending her SMSs.