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Delhi HC dismisses Kanda’s anticipatory bail plea

New Delhi, Aug 17 (): The Delhi high court on Friday dismissed the anticipatory bail of Gopal Kanda in the Geetika Sharma suicide case based on the ground that the case has not been filed by the person who is the prime accused in the case and is apprehending arrest.

Justice P K Bhasin while hearing the order said that the accused seemed be hiding somewhere at ease without being caught by the police by sending his brother Govind Kumar to file the anticipatory bail application on his behalf without proper approval.

“This anticipatory bail application cannot be taken into consideration and the court is bound to dismiss the bail plea on the ground that it was not filed by the concerned person who is avoiding arrest,” said the Judge. The court observed that the affidavits has to be filed by the accused himself and the person who had executed the document is not supposed to do so.

The court earlier while issuing a non-bail able warrant against the former Haryana minister sent his close aide Aruna Chaddha who is the co-accused in the case to fourteen days judicial custody. The computers and laptops which the police believe would provide vital clues to the case are also missing from the Gurgaon-based office of MDLR group.

Siddharth Luthra, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) while opposing Kanda’s bail appeal earlier said that it was necessary for the police to interrogate the accused to find out the missing computers and other vital evidence in the case.

“The man who has been running away these days do not necessarily deserves anticipatory bail as he is bound to answer the helpless woman’s family as well as the society,” admitted the ASG.

Geetika Sharma the victim committed suicide on Aug 5 at her Ashok Vihar residence and wrote a suicide note in which she mentioned Kanda and his associate Aruna Chaddha of harassing her due to which she was forced to take the wrong step.

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