Geetika suicide: Police seeks speedy court proceedings

The Delhi Police on Thursday sought expeditious court proceedings in the Geetika Sharma suicide case, involving former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda, but failed to ensure the presence of its investigating officer in the court.

In an application to Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate D K Jangala, police said the proceedings in the matter should be expedited as it has been over three months since the case was registered.

At this, the judge sought to know the whereabouts of the special public prosecutor (SPP), who is authorised to argue in the matter, and the investigating officer of the case. The police officers present in the court, however, failed to furnish any reason for their absence.

Meanwhile, Kanda was not produced before the court from jail and a report was received from the jail superintendent, jail no.1, Tihar jail. The report said the senior medical officer of the jail has observed the accused has acute gastroenteritis and is not fit to move around.

Chadha moves HC

Gopal Kanda's employee Aruna Chadha, arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of Geetika Sharma, on Thursday moved the Delhi High Court for bail. Chadha's plea is likely to come up for hearing before Justice Pratibha Rani on Friday. She moved the high court against the sessions court October 16 order, which had denied her bail earlier.

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