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Chargesheet filed against Kanda, Chaddha

PTI  New Delhi, October 06, 2012
First Published: 15:09 IST(6/10/2012) | Last Updated: 00:45 IST(7/10/2012)

Delhi Police on Saturday filed a charge sheet against former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, who is accused of abetting the suicide of his former employee Geetika Sharma.

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The charge sheet was filed by police before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) DK Jangala. .

Police have also booked Aruna Chaddha, former official of Kanda's now-defunct MDLR Airlines where Geetika had worked.

ACMM Jangla took cognisance of the charge sheet and posted the matter for Oct 9 for further hearing.

"I take cognisance of the chargesheet," the court said.

The police have slapped charges under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 306 for abetment to suicide, section 471 for forgery, and other various sections of IPC with section 66 of the IT Act.

Geetika, 23, a former flight attendant of MDLR Airlines, had in her suicide note accused Kanda and his employee Aruna Chaddha of harassing and forcing her to take the extreme step.

She committed suicide on August 5 at her house in Delhi's Ashok Vihar area.

Kanda and Chaddha have denied the allegations.

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