Geetika suicide: SC declines Kanda’s bail plea
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain the bail plea of former Haryana Minister Gopal Goyal Kanda arrested for his alleged role in air hostess Geetika Sharma suicide case and asked him to approach the sessions court.
A bench of justices Chandramauli Prasad and V. Gopala Gowda asked Kanda, who had moved the apex court after his bail plea was denied by the Delhi High Court on November 19, 2012, to seek relief for the Sessions Court. The High Court had dismissed his bail plea saying there was apprehension that he might influence the witnesses and tamper with the evidence in the case.
While denying the relief sought by Kanda, the High Court had also taken note of the prosecution’s submission that prior to surrendering, he had destroyed material evidence in the case for which he has been charge sheeted.
Kanda had moved the High Court on November 1, 2012, against the September 20, 2012, order of the trial court which had dismissed his bail plea on the ground for need of further probe due to a medical report which had said that the victim was pregnant in March 2012.
The stage is set for a fresh round of argument on the highly publicised Lokpal bill in Parliament. The Samajwadi Party has made it clear that it would oppose the Bill in the Rajya Sabha.
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