Geetika case: Cops to question starlet Nupur
The Delhi police will question Bollywood starlet Nupur Mehta in connection with the Geetika Sharma suicide case, HT reports.delhi Updated: Aug 23, 2012 01:30 IST
The Delhi police will question Bollywood starlet Nupur Mehta in connection with the Geetika Sharma suicide case.
The police claimed on Wednesday that "specially-constituted teams" have been sent to Goa where prime accused Gopal Goyal Kanda owns the Mint Casino Company. Nupur had also reportedly worked with Geetika in the casino.
Nupur was the vice-president at Kanda's MDLR Airlines and her name figured in a criminal case that Geetika had filed against one of her colleagues at the casino - Ankita.
Intriguingly, the police have found that Ankita was an associate of Shivroop Singh - accused of sending forged and defamatory emails to Geetika Sharma and her employers in Dubai.
When asked whether Nupur will be interrogated, Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Dharmendra Kumar told PTI, "Everybody will be interrogated."
The police also claimed to have accumulated 'substantial evidence' against the former Haryana minister.
A day after they slapped criminal charges under the Information Technology (IT) Act on Kanda, police said they were planning to slap a fresh charge of destruction of evidence against him.
"We will soon charge him under the relevant sections of the IPC for destruction of evidence. Everybody associated with the case is under our scanner and will be questioned. The evidence is being pieced together carefully," said Dharmendra Kumar.Meanwhile, senior police officers investigating the case said they were currently in the process of zeroing-in on two 'crucial suspects' in the case: Shivroop and Ankita.
Ankita, who hails from Satna in Madhya Pradesh, is one of the three associates of the slain airhostess to be questioned in the case.
While police earlier had reason to believe that Ankita was in Singapore, they are now understood to be tracking her movements somewhere in the country.
"Our focus currently is to gather as much evidence in the case as possible to make a watertight case against Kanda. His laptop had been seized and is being scanned for evidence which shall be submitted in court soon," an officer said.
"We have his remand for two more days which are enough to build our case. He has cooperated as much as needed and a chargesheet will be filed soon," an officer added.