More trouble for Kanda as SC issues notice against him, brother in assault case
The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a notice to former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda and his brother Govind Kanda for allegedly beating up an INLD activist in April 2010.chandigarh Updated: Aug 09, 2012 15:47 IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a notice to former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda and his brother Govind Kanda for allegedly beating up an INLD activist in April 2010.
An apex court bench headed by Justice P Sathasivam issued the notice on a plea by Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) activist Pradeep Godara alleging that since Gopal Goyal Kanda was Haryana's minister of state for home at the time, the police had not registered a case against him and his brother.
Appearing for Pradeep Godara, counsel GK. Sharma said, assault by the Kanda brothers amounted to attempt to murder and causing grievous injuries.
The petitioner had earlier moved the Punjab and Haryana high court seeking directions to the police to register an FIR.
However, the high court had directed the petitioner to move the magistrate's court for the same.
The apex court notice comes at a time when even Delhi Police is raiding the houses and offices of Gopal Goyal Kanda in connection with the suicide of his former employee Geetika Sharma.
She had named Kanda and his associate Aruna Chaddha in her suicide note.
Chaddha was arrested on Wednesday while Kanda is on run.
First Published: Aug 09, 2012 15:25 IST