Gopal Goyal Kanda forced Geetika Sharma back from UAE to sexually exploit her: Cops

Geetika Kanda
The Delhi Police told a court here that a probe showed that former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda tried to get back airhostess Geetika Sharma from Emirates Airlines with the ulterior motive of sexually exploiting her.

In a supplementary chargesheet submitted against Chanshivroop Singh, an aide of Kanda, before the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate D K Jangala, police said, "The facts emerged against Chanshivroop during further investigation. Kanda and (his aide Aruna) Chadha tried to get back Geetika from Emirates Airlines with the ulterior motive of sexually exploiting her.

"When Geetika refused to come back to India and join MDLR Airlines (floated by Kanda), Kanda used other nefarious tactics to mount pressure on her," said the chargesheet filed yesterday.

"In pursuance of criminal conspiracy, Kanda and Chadha appointed Chanshivroop Singh as assisstant HR Manager in MDLR group with the sole objective of ensuring that Geetika remained under the control of Kanda," it said.

"Chanshivroop went to Dubai to compel Geetika to resign from Emirates Airlines and created fake e-mail ID for sending documents given by Kanda.

"Investigation discloses that accused Chanshivroop joined the conspiracy (hatched by co-accused Kanda and Aruna Chadha) and committed offences under section 471 IPC (using forged documents as genuine) and 66A IT Act (sending false messages). It is requested that he be summoned to face the trial," the chargesheet said.

The chargesheet has been filed over three months after the main chargesheet was filed against Kanda and Aruna Chadha in October 2012.

The chargesheet said at the instance of Kanda and Chadha, Chanshivroop went to Dubai under the garb of investigating the issue of forged NoC furnished by Geetika to ensure she is removed from her job with Emirates Airlines.

The police also said when Chanshivroop tried to contact Emirates Airlines and did not get any favourable response, Kanda sent him a complaint from MDLR Airlines to Gurgaon Police purportedly lodged against alleged fraud committed by Geetika by creating fake experience certificates and also taking away company documents and laptop.

This complaint was handed over by Chanshivroop to the Head of Investigation in Emirates Airlines and ultimately Geetika resigned from there citing domestic issues.

"In this manner, Kanda showed his influence and authority and made Geetika realise that she could not work anywhere else with dignity. This realization was unbearable and made Geetika highly vulnerable to further exploitation", said the chargesheet.

Although Kanda and Chadha succeeded in getting Geetika to resign from Emirates Airlines and return to India, they could not get her to join MDLR Airlines and once again Chanshivroop was roped in by them and he created fake e-mali IDs and sent forged e-mail to Geetika about the alleged extradition proceedings against her in Dubai, the chargesheet said.

The police also said Chanshivroop was arrested in the case on October 30, 2012 and got bail when his father Harminder Singh stood surety for him. The next day he, on his own will, filed an application for grant of pardon and his son turning an approver.

Following this, his statement was recorded by a magisterial court and hearing on his application for pardon was pending but he never turned up in the court and probe showed he had fled to the US on November 28, 2012.

The police also said in the chargesheet that even as Chanshivroop's father feigned ignorance in the court about his whereabouts, probe showed they both had stayed at a hotel in Paharganj the night before Chanshivroop left India and their movements were recorded in the CCTV installed there.

"Call detail records of Harminder Singh and other family members show they were in constant touch with one Vishnu Tantiya, a relative/close aide of Kanda and Head of purchase/ sale department of MDLR group," it said.

The police also said while the MDLR Airlines was in the process of reviving flight operations in 2010, it had given a list of its employees for Airport Entry Passes which also had the name of Geetika Sharma even though she had left the company.

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