New Delhi, March 4 IANS | 9 months ago

A court here Tuesday granted bail to former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, accused of abetting the suicide of a former air hostess.

Additional Sessions Judge Yashwant Kumar allowed the bail application.

Requesting the court to grant him bail, Kanda's counsel Kapil Sankhla said the former minister has been in judicial custody for the last 18 months and the charge of sexual exploitation against him was dropped by the Delhi High Court.

Delhi Police opposed the bail plea, saying the former minister could influence witnesses if he is released on bail.

Kanda and his aide Aruna Chadha are accused of abetting the Aug 4-5, 2012, suicide of a 23-year-old former air hostess who left behind a note accusing the duo of harassing her.

Chadha and Kanda have been charged with abetting suicide, criminal conspiracy, forgery and hacking computers and sending offensive or false messages.

(Posted on 04-03-2014)

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