The Delhi High Court would deliver on Friday its verdict on the anticipatory bail plea of absconding former Haryana Minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, the key accused in former air hostess Geetika Sharma suicide case.Justice P K Bhasin, who had reserved his order on Kanda's bail plea after a day-long hearing on 14th August, would pronounce it at 4 pm on Friday.A magisterial court, meanwhile, issued a NBW against the elusive lawmaker on Thursday and asked the police to execute the arrest warrant by 24th August.During the hearing, Additional Siddharth Luthra had opposed Kanda's bail plea saying that it needed to quiz him to find the missing computers and other crucial evidence in the case.An absconding accused does not deserve anticipatory bail as "there is an answer to be given to the society, the dead soul and the victim's family," the ASG had said.The computers, which may give crucial leads in the ongoing probe against Kanda, co-accused Aruna Chaddha and the victim are missing from the Gurgaon-based office of MDLR group, he had said, adding that Kanda's custodial interrogation was needed to trace them.
Kanda's counsel K T S Tulsi, however, had said that the ingredients of offence of Section 306 (abetment of suicide) under the IPC was missing in the FIR as the accused neither "urged", nor "incited" nor "goaded" the victim to commit suicide.
"I was her employer and you cannot hang me with the next pole just because of the fact that I knew her," he had said.
Bunty Bansal, son-in-law of Kanda's brother-in-law, was questioned by a police team in connection with a call he had made to Nepal on Wednesday.
A nearly 25-member Delhi Police team swooped on the Sirsa residence of the suspect in the wee hours and after brief questioning took him into custody.
Amid reports that Kanda may have slipped into Nepal, the sources said that police questioned Bansal, who is a contractor, about his nearly 40-minute call to Nepal.
Kanda has been accused of abetting the suicide of Sharma, an ex-air hostess of his defunct MDLR airline.
23-year-old Geetika Sharma was found hanging in her flat in North West Delhi on 5th August.
In a suicide note found at her residence, she had said she was ending her life due to harassment by Kanda and MDLR official Chaddha, co-accused in the case.
The Delhi Police had on 8th August arrested Chaddha who is now in police custody while Kanda is yet to be apprehended.
Police have issued a look-out notice against him.
Haryana govt not protecting Kanda: Hooda
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has claimed that the state government is not protecting its former minister Gopal Kanda, who is wanted in the air hostess Geetika Sharma suicide case.
"The Haryana government is not protecting Kanda," Hooda told reporters in Chandigarh on Thursday.
Hooda said that law is taking its own course besides assuring help to Delhi police in solving the case.