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Kanda seeks extension of interim bail

Press Trust of India  New Delhi, September 26, 2013
First Published: 20:01 IST(26/9/2013) | Last Updated: 20:02 IST(26/9/2013)

Former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda, accused in the suicide case of a former airhostess, has sought extension of interim bail which was to expire on October 4.

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The application for extension of interim bail has been moved in the court of additional sessions judge MC Gupta.

Kanda, a sitting legislator from Sirsa, was granted interim bail by the court on September 5 to attend the state's assembly session on the condition that he would show his attendance in the House.

Kanda had said this being the last session of the House, he needed to attend it to discharge his obligations towards his constituency.

His co-accused and employee Aruna Chadha is also out on interim bail till November 15 to attend religious and family events.

Chadha was arrested on August 8 last year while Kanda had surrendered 10 days later on August 18.
The trial in the case began on May 27, this year, when the court recorded the statements of eight witnesses, including police personnel and also the doctor who had conducted the postmortem of the victim.

Both Chadha and Kanda are accused of abetting the suicide of the 23-year-old former airhostess who was earlier employed in Kanda's MDLR airlines.

They have also been charged with forgery for cheating and harming the reputation of the victim and under the Information Technology Act for sending fake e-mails to the victim.

The former airhostess was found dead on August 5, 2012 at her Ashok Vihar residence in north west Delhi. In her suicide note, she had said she was ending her life due to "harassment" by Kanda and Chadha.

The police had in its charge sheet said Kanda was obsessed with the victim and was putting pressure on her to come back to his company.


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