Geetika case: HC notice to Delhi police on Chadha`s bail plea
The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to the Delhi police on bail plea of Aruna Chadha, a co-accused of former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda in airhostess Geetika Sharma suicide case.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to the Delhi police on bail plea of Aruna Chadha, a co-accused of former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda in airhostess Geetika Sharma suicide case.
Justice J R Midha sought response from the police by December 6 on the plea for bail, which was moved after the trial court declined her the relief.
Chadha was denied interim bail on November 16, a day after she surrendered on the expiry of her two-month-long interim bail.
She had sought regular bail on the ground that she is a single mother and needs to take care of her nine-year-old daughter and aged parents.
The sessions court had while denying her regular bail, noted in its order of Novemeber 16 that the allegations against her were grave and serious in nature and her presence at large was likely to cause tampering with the witnesses whose statements were yet to be recorded.
Earlier, the high court had refused to grant her regular bail on December 3, 2012.
Chadha was arrested in the case on August 8, last year while Kanda had surrendered on August 18.
They are facing trial for offence of abetting the suicide of 23-year-old Geetika, who was earlier employed as an air hostess in Kanda`s MDLR airlines.
Both the accused have also been charged with forgery for cheating and harming the reputation of the victim.
Geetika was found dead on August 5, 2012 at her Ashok Vihar residence in north west Delhi. In her suicide note, she had said she was ending her life due to "harassment" by Kanda and Chadha.
The police had in its charge sheet said Kanda was obsessed with the victim and was putting pressure on her to come back to his company.