Court rejects bail plea of Gopal Kanda in a cheque bounce case

Gopal Kanda
New Delhi, Oct 12: A Delhi court today refused bail to former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda in a case registered against him and his brother Govind for allegedly evading court proceedings in a 14-year-old cheque bounce case.

Gopal and Govind are named as accused in the case related to avoidance of court proceedings in a cheque bounce case which is heard at Patiala House Court here by Metropolitan Magistrate Jasjeet Kaur. Govind is now on interim bail till Oct 31.

Meanwhile, at a Rohini court where Gopal Kanda, along with his aide Aruna Chaddah, is accused in former air hostess Geetika Sharma suicide case, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate DK Jangala extended the judicial custody of the former minister till Oct 17.

Chaddah has also moved a bail plea before District and Additional Sessions Judge SK Sarvaria who posted it for Oct 15.

The politician and Chaddah have been recently chargesheeted by the Delhi Police for allegedly abetting the suicide of 23-year-old Geetika.

During the hearing on Kanda's bail plea in the Patiala House court, senior advocate Ramesh Gupta, who appeared for Gopal, said his client is in custody for over a month in this case and he had been acquitted in the cheque bounce case recently by a court here.

He said the magistrate had declared Gopal as a proclaimed offender as he did not appear before him in the cheque bounce case but the fact is that the police had not properly served the summon to the former minister.

"Despite he (Gopal) being the minister in Haryana, the Delhi Police did not serve the summon to him properly. Being a minister, he cannot flee. It was only because the summon was not properly served upon him by the police that he could not appear before the court," Gupta said.


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