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HC dismisses pleas against Kanda’s bail

The court of Justice V P Vaish dismissed the pleas.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 27, 2014 1:46:33 am

The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed two pleas filed by the Delhi Police and the brother of a former airhostess to cancel the bail granted to former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda in the airhostess’ suicide case.

Kanda and his associate Aruna Chadha are facing trial for abetting the suicide of the 23-year-old airhostess who was earlier employed with Kanda’s MDLR airlines.

Kanda had been granted bail on March 4 by the sessions court. The Delhi Police and the airhostess’ had field a plea to cancel the bail alleging that Kanda could “misuse his influence” to affect the case.

The court of Justice V P Vaish, however, dismissed the pleas. The court also disposed of a plea filed by Kanda to regulate the reporting of the case in the Media.

“Fair reporting cannot be stalled” the court said. However, it has directed the media to refrain from reporting the charges that have been dropped against Kanda.

The sessions court had earlier added charges of rape against Kanda, which were dropped by the Delhi High Court as there was no evidence to back the allegations.

“The media is advised not to do wrongful reporting in the matter,” Kanda’s lawyer Kapil Sankhla said. The detailed judgment is expected to be released soon.

The airhostess was found dead on August 5, 2012, at her Ashok Vihar residence in Northwest Delhi. In her suicide note, she had said she was ending her life due to “harassment” by Kanda and Chadha.

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