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Kanda’s brother approaches HC, seeks protection

india Updated: Aug 16, 2012 19:39 IST
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Gopal Goyal Kanda

Former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda’s brother Govind Kumar Kanda moved the Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday alleging that the Delhi police had been harassing his family and relatives by conducting raids at various places even out of their jurisdiction in Sirsa and Gurgaon.

Taking up the petition seeking protection of life and liberty, the bench headed by justice Nawab Singh issued notices of motion to the home secretaries of Delhi and Haryana, deputy commissioner of police North-West Delhi and station house officer of Bharatnagar police station, New Delhi so as to submit their replies before September 25.

A Delhi court on Thursday also issued non-bailable warrants against the absconding former Haryana minister of state, urban local bodies, Gopal Goyal Kanda, accused for allegedly abetting suicide of former airhostess of the now defunct Murali Dhar Lakhpat Rai (MDLR) airline, Geetika Sharma (23).

Sharma was found hanging on August 5 at her house in North Delhi’s Ashok Vihar. She had left a suicide note with allegations of cheating and harassing against Gopal Goyal Kanda and his employee Aruna Chadha.

A resident of Sirsa, Govind Kumar Kanda, sought the directions from the high court to the authorities concerned to protect life and liberty of his family and relatives alleging that the Delhi police was harassing them by picking up from homes and taking them to Delhi. He further alleged that they were being illegally detained by the Delhi police.

The petitioner has also sought the directions to the authorities not to arrest any of the family members/relatives without giving prior notice.

The court was also requested that the various authorities be directed to only conduct searches and raids at their homes in Sirsa, Gurgaon and other places after taking proper search warrants from the competent authority.

He also submitted that there were no female police officers in the raiding teams of Delhi police despite there being female members in his family.