Geetika Suicide: India to seek help from US to nab witness

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New Delhi, July 5: Delhi Police now will move the US seeking help to nab absconding witness in Geetika Sharma suicide case. According to media reports, police soon will hand over court notice to CBI asking it notify the Interpol regarding Chanshivroop, a close aide of main accused Gopal Goyal Kanda.

Chanshivroop was arrested and later was granted bail. He initially had become the prosecutions witness but later retracted from his decision and absconded to US after receiving threat allegedly from Kanda.

The witness-turned-fugitive was an assistant manager in Kanda's company. He used to report to Kanda's another close aide Aruna Chaddha. Chanshivroop allegedly had played a crucial role in harassing Geetika.

Geetika Sharma

Speaking about Chanshivroop's role in the suicide case, a Delhi Police official said, "Not only he went to Dubai, where Geetika was working with the Emirates, to threaten her to rejoin MDLR but sent e-mails and letters on Kanda's behest to her and Emirates accusing her of forgery."

Now, the police officials have been trying to extradite Chanshivroop from US issuing red corner notice. An Interpol Red Notice is the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant in use today.

23-year-old Geetika, a former air-hostess at Kanda's now de-funct MDLR airline, was found dead at her Ashok Vihar residence in Delhi on Aug 5, 2012. Geetika, in her suicide note, had said that she was ending her life due to "harassment" by Kanda and Chaddha.

Six months after Geetika's death, her mother too had committed suicide at the same place on Feb 15, 2013. Anuradha Sharma had left behind two notes in which she blamed Kanda-Chaddha duo for driving Geetika to take such an extreme step.

Both Kanda and his aide Chaddha were arrested and currently are in jail in the national capital. Kanda was forced to resign as a Haryana minister following the charges against him.

The two accused have been charge-sheeted for abetment of suicide, criminal conspiracy, criminal intimidation, forgery of valuable security, forgery with intention to cheat and harm reputation, using forged documents as genuine and destruction of evidence under the IPC.

They have also been booked under Section 66 of the Information Technology Act which deals with computer hacking.

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