Delhi HC denies bail to Gopal Kanda

The Delhi High Court on Monday rejected the bail plea of former Haryana Minister Gopal Goyal Kanda who was arrested on August 18 for his alleged role in the Geetika Sharma suicide case. Justice Pratibha Rani dismissed the plea and said she would pass a detailed order later.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi appearing for Kanda argued that several months have passed since his arrest. He said the circumstances show "it is not a case of abetment of suicide but a case of infatuation". He said that Kanda had no intention to 'provoke her [Geetika] to commit suicide'. Additional Solicitor General Siddharth Luthra opposed the bail plea and said, "He, being a politician and an influential person, may influence witnesses."

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