Chargesheet filed against Kanda in Geetika case
New Delhi, October 6
The chargesheet, running into more than 1,000 pages, has been filed under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act, including 120(B) (criminal conspiracy), 468 (forgery for cheating), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 471(using as genuine a forged document or electronic record) and 66A IT Act (sending offensive and false messages) apart from 306 (abetment to suicide) and 506 (criminal intimidation).
The police filed the chargesheet in the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate DK Jangala. The ACMM took cognisance of the chargesheet and posted the matter for hearing on October 9.
Geetika, 23, a former flight attendant of MDLR Airlines, had in her suicide note accused Kanda and his employee Aruna Chaddha of harassing and forcing her to take the extreme step. She died on the night of August 4-5 at her Delhi house.
“We have enough evidence against the accused. The case has become almost clear. Kanda was forcing Geetika to join back his company,” said a senior Delhi Police official.
Geetika’ family members said they want that strict punishment should be given to Kanda. “He should not be granted bail as that can hamper the investigation. He is an influential politician and can go to any extent,” said Geetika’s brother Ankit.
Senior Delhi police officials said Kanda had forcibly registered two to three societies in Geetika’s name. It also has enough evidence to prove him culpable for offences committed under the Information Technology (IT) Act, the officials said.
Three days after Geetika committed suicide on August 5, Kanda went underground even as the Delhi Police sent him a notice to join investigations. He sought anticipatory bail, but his pleas were turned down. He was finally arrested on August 18 after he surrendered before the police, almost 13 days after former air hostess was found dead.
The police questioned several of Kanda’s MDLR Group employees, including Ankita Singh, Khushboo Sinha, Shivroop and starlet Nupur Mehta.
The suicide story
Aug 4-5: Geetika Sharma, 23, commits suicide Aug 8: Police arrests Aruna Chadha Aug 18: Kanda surrenders Aug 25: Court extends his police remand Aug 28: Kanda sent to 14-day judicial custody Sept 11: Custody extended for 14 days Sept 25: Custody extended again for 11 days Oct 6: Police files chargesheet
Aug 4-5: Geetika Sharma, 23, commits suicide
Aug 8: Police arrests Aruna Chadha
Aug 18: Kanda surrenders
Aug 25: Court extends his police remand
Aug 28: Kanda sent to 14-day judicial custody
Sept 11: Custody extended for 14 days
Sept 25: Custody extended again for 11 days
Oct 6: Police files chargesheet