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Chadha instigated former air hostess to take her life

Cops confirm HR manager’s role in crime, to take her help in finding Kanda.

delhi Updated: Aug 10, 2012 01:19 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

After five days of investigating her in connection with the suicide of 23-year-old former air hostess Geetika Sharma, the Delhi Police have finally confirmed that Aruna Chadha, HR manager, MDLR group, played a crucial role in instigating the suicide.

Through Chadha, police now hope to nab ex-Haryana minister of state for home Gopal Kanda, who is currently absconding.

“Chadha played a crucial role in instigating Sharma to commit suicide by hatching a criminal conspiracy against her in a planned and calculated manner,” Delhi Police said in the remand paper, which was submitted in the court on Thursday.

Chadha, who was arrested on Wednesday, was sent to two-day police custody. Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Devender Kumar Jangala remanded Chadha to police custody till August 11 “in view of the material on record and the submissions made by the investigating officer”.

Sources said after keeping Chadha in custody for two days, Delhi Police are planning to take her to Gurgaon, Sirsa and Faridabad to conduct raids at Kanda’s possible hideouts.

“Chadha is not cooperating with the investigation and we need to confront her with the main accused, Kanda. We also need her help to conduct raids at Kanda’s possible hideouts as she is well aware of MDLR’s office. She will also help us in gathering evidence,” said a senior police officer, requesting anonymity.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police are covering all their bases. They have sent a team to Siliguri, West Bengal, where Kanda’s in-laws live. “Several teams are working on the case and we are trying to trace his movement through his call details,” the officer added.

Delhi Police have also questioned a Gurgaon Police inspector, as Sharma’s mother had claimed that he had written a mail to Emirates, asking them to harass her daughter. The police have also issued a look-out circular against Kanda at all airport’s across the country.

In a separate case, the SC issued a notice to Kanda on a plea for his prosecution for allegedly beating up some Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) workers in 2010.

First Published: Aug 10, 2012 01:16 IST