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Suicide notes are not gospel truth: Kanda's lawyer to Delhi HC

Seeking anticipatory bail for former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda's, lawyer KTS Tusli on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that suicide notes cannot be taken as "gospel truth".

chandigarh Updated: Aug 15, 2012 01:58 IST
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Seeking anticipatory bail for former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda's lawyer KTS Tusli on Tuesday told the Delhi high court that suicide notes could not be taken as "gospel truth".

"I may be fond of her, she may be fond of me but that does not mean I incited her to commit suicide," said Tusli, speaking on behalf of Kanda,who evaded police for the seventh consecutive day on Tuesday.

He said some other evidence was required to hold Kanda responsible for Geetika's suicide.

"The reason given by trial court while dismissing anticipatory bail were that there was misuse of power by me, I have given preferential treatment to Geetika and I exploited her, but these are not offences under abetment for commission of suicide," Tulsi said on Kanda's behalf.

He said Geetika was an ambitious girl and suicide was not in her mind.

"Even her mother and brother did not know she could commit suicide, how could I know," Tulsi argued on Kanda's behalf.

Appearing for Delhi Police, additional solicitor general Sidharth Luthra opposed Kanda's anticipatory bail plea.

Kanda's anticipatory bail plea was dismissed by a session's court on Aug 9 on the pretext that the said allegations against him were grave and serious and his bail plea had no merit.

Kanda was booked for abetment to Geetika's suicide and criminal intimidation. He is yet to appear before Delhi Police for questioning.

The court has,however,reserved orders on his anticipatory bail plea.

First Published: Aug 14, 2012 16:31 IST