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Geetika suicide case: Aruna Chadha gets interim bail

Last Updated: Monday, September 2, 2013 - 20:47

New Delhi: Aruna Chadha, co-accused of former Haryana Minister Gopal Kanda in the air hostess suicide case, was today granted interim bail till November 15 by a Delhi court.
Additional Sessions Judge M C Gupta, who is presiding over the special fast track court dealing with cases of sexual offences against women, allowed the interim bail plea of Chadha who had sought the relief on the ground that she has a minor daughter and there is no one else to look after her.

Chadha had sought interim bail also on the ground that her regular bail plea is pending in the court for a long time.

Chadha and Kanda were arrested on August 8 last year and August 18 last year respectively.

The trial in the case began on May 27 when the court recorded the statements of eight witnesses, including police personnel and also the doctor who had conducted the postmortem of the victim.

Chadha and Kanda are accused of abetting the suicide of 23-year-old former air hostess, who was earlier employed in Kanda`s MDLR airlines.

Both the accused have also been charged with forgery for cheating and harming the reputation of the victim.

The air hostess 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.

PTI

First Published: Monday, September 2, 2013 - 20:46

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