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Police conduct fresh raid at Kanda's residence

chandigarh Updated: Aug 10, 2012 14:57 IST
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Delhi Police carried out fresh raid at the residence of absconding former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda, who is wanted in air hostess Geetika Sharma's suicide case.

A police party headed by ACP Shailender Singh entered the former minister's Rania Road house around 10:30 pm on Thursday, officials said.

This is the second such raid within 24 hours at the sprawling mansion of Kanda.

As the team that carried out the raid on Wednesday night was an all-male contingent and might have faced difficulty in questioning the women present in the Kanda residence, a woman constable was also part of the raiding party on Thursday.

The police team remained inside the premises for almost 20 minutes.

The ACP leading the team told reporters waiting outside that the raid was a part of the ongoing investigations.

Delhi Police personnel are also keeping a close watch on the movement of Kanda's aides here, official sources said.

Kanda's anticipatory bail plea to avoid arrest in the case was rejected by a Delhi court on Thursday which said the charges against him were serious and that he may hamper the probe.

Kanda, who is accused of abetment to suicide and criminal intimidation, has refused to appear for questioning before the Delhi Police.

"The allegations against Kanda are grave and serious in nature. There are allegations of calls being made from other phone and SMSs have been sent to Geetika and all this is required to be investigated thoroughly," additional sessions judge Rajnish Bhatnagar had said.