Making crucial revelations in the Geetika Sharma suicide case, former Haryana minister and MDLR chief Gopal Goyal Kanda, who is facing charges of abetting the suicide, has told the police that he was so obsessed and possessive for Geetika that he used all possible means to remain with her and never let her go out of his sight.
“I used my position, wealth, force and other resources to make Geetika live with me and only me,” Kanda confessed with the police during interrogation.
On Wednesday, Kanda and his aide Aruna Chaddah were produced before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM D) K Jangala after expiry of their judicial custody, who extended their judicial custody till October 26.
Kanda confessed in the court that he had earlier refused to sign the statement.
Recalling Geetika’s MDLR Airlines cabin crew interviews, Kanda said that he has asked his board members to give her the job.
“On seeing Geetika, I told my board members that this girl is beautiful, so give her the job. As she had not attained 18 years of age, we appointed her as trainee cabin crew. Geetika had a very impressive personality so I liked her a lot. Six months later, after she was 18, I quickly appointed her as a senior cabin crew member,” Kanda told the police in his statement, adding, “I have asked her to report me every evening.”
“Geetika would give me a daily report every evening. This has brought us together and I got attracted towards her. But soon after the airline was shut down, Geetika started searching for other option which I didn’t like. I have only asked my staff not to handover Geetika’s documents to her,” he said, adding, “I raised her salary and offered a promotion to keep her in my office.”
Strong leads given by Kanda to the police seem to have cleared the Geetika suicide case to a larger extent.
Court extends judicial custody of Kanda, Chaddah
A Delhi court on Wednesday extended till October 26 the judicial custody of Gopal Kanda and Aruna Chaddah, the senior executive in Kanda’s office.
Kanda and Chaddah, who were chargesheeted by the Delhi police on October 6 for allegedly conspiring to intimidate Geetika for taking the extreme step, were produced before ACMM D K Jangala after expiry of their judicial custody on Wednesday.
Former air hostess Geetika was found dead on August 5 at her Ashok Vihar residence in North West Delhi. In her August 4 suicide note, 23-year-old Geetika had said she was ending her life due to "harassment" by Kanda and Chaddah.
The Delhi police chargesheet has accused the duo of committing offences under section 306 (abetment of suicide), 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 506 (criminal intimidation), 201 (destruction of evidence), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery with intention to cheat), 469 (forgery with intention to harm reputation) and 471 (using forged documents as genuine) of the Indian Penal Code.
The chargesheet added that they had also committed offence under section 66 of the Information and Technology Act which deals with hacking of computers.