Haryana MLA Gopal Kanda acquitted in 2012 airhostess suicide case
Latest Haryana Updates: "Controversial Haryana MLA Gopal Kanda Acquitted in 2012 Airhostess Suicide Case: Delhi Court Finds Him Not Guilty Alongside Co-Accused Aruna Chadha
In a significant verdict, Special Judge Vikas Dhull has cleared the controversial Haryana MLA, Gopal Kanda, of all charges related to the suicide of former air hostess Geetika Sharma. The court also acquitted co-accused Aruna Chadha in the same case, stating that the prosecution failed to establish the charges beyond a reasonable doubt. Geetika Sharma, who had previously worked with Mr. Kanda's now-defunct MLDR airlines and was later appointed as a director of one of his companies, tragically passed away on August 5, 2012, at her residence in Delhi."
"In her suicide note on August 4, she made allegations of 'harassment' against Gopal Kanda.
Mr. Kanda, a prominent politician and successful businessman, previously held a ministerial position in the Congress-led government under Bhupinder Singh Hooda. However, he was compelled to step down as the Minister of State for Home after the case was filed against him.
At the time, Mr. Kanda, aged 46, was accused of multiple charges under the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including criminal intimidation, evidence tampering, forgery, and other offenses.
Notably, the trial court had additionally charged him with rape and unnatural sex, but these specific allegations were later dismissed by the Delhi High Court."