Geetika suicide: Court issues non-bailable warrant against absconding Gopal Kanda
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A Delhi court today issued non-bailable warrant (NBW) against ex-Haryana Minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, an accused in the Geetika Sharma suicide case.
Metropolitan Magistrate D K Jangala directed that the NBW be issued against Kanda for August 24.
The court gave the direction after the Delhi police told it that Kanda is yet to be arrested.
The police said despite their best of efforts, they have been unable to arrest Kanda, the order on whose anticipatory bail plea has been reserved by the Delhi High Court.
Kanda's aide and co-accused Aruna Chaddha, meanwhile, was sent today by the court to judicial custody for 14 days. She was arrested on August 8 after she was called by the police questioning.
The trial court had rejected Kanda's plea for anticipatory bail on August 9. Both Kanda and Chaddha have been accused of abetting Geetika's suicide.
Earlier, the police took into custody from Sirsa a relative of Kanda.
Sources said that Bunty Bansal, son-in-law of Kanda's brother-in-law, was taken away after being questioned by the police team that was headed by a DCP rank officer, in connection with a call he had made to Nepal yesterday.
A nearly 25-member Delhi Police team swooped on the Sirsa residence of the suspect in the wee hours and after brief questioning took him into custody.
Amid reports that Kanda may have slipped into Nepal, the sources said that police questioned Bansal, who is a contractor, about the nearly 40-minute call to somewhere in Nepal.
Initially, the Delhi Police had reached the house of Bansal's associate in whose name the SIM card was said to be registered.
When questioned, he told the team that though the SIM was in his name, but it had always been in Bansal's possession after which they landed at the latter's house at Sirsa.
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