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Aug 18, 2012, 01.09 PM IST
After absconding for 10 days, former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda, accused of abetting the suicide of 23-year-old former air hostess Geetika Sharma, surrendered at Ashok Vihar police station, Delhi in the wee hours of Saturday. The Delhi Police arrested Kanda after he surrendered.
Kanda appeared in a news channel van at 4 am on Saturday morning and surrendered at the Ashok Vihar police station in Delhi. While surrendering, Kanda said he did this as he was willing to help in the investigation. "Delhi police shouldn't have done this. I came here on my own will to help the investigation," Kanda said.
Earlier on Friday, Kanda's anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the Delhi High Court. The Rohini Court had on Thursday issued a Non Bailable Warrant (NBW) against Kanda. The court asked the police to execute the arrest warrant by August 24.
Delhi Police had conducted over 60 searches and raids in Haryana, Goa and Siliguri in West Bengal, besides questioning around 30 people.
Before Kanda's surrender, the police arrested Gopal Kanda's brother Govind Kanda in a cheque bounce case. He may also be charged for harbouring the accused and indicated that Kanda would be arrested soon.
Here is the sequence of events from late Friday night to early Saturday morning when Kanda surrendered:
August 17, 10:00 pm: Speculation was rife that Kanda would surrender
August 17, 10.40 pm: The Delhi Police claimed Kanda will be arrested soon
August 17, 11:30 pm: Check points were set up across the district
August 17, 12:00 midnight: Kanda's brother Govind reached the police station
August 17, 12:15 am: Govind was arrested for harbouring the accused
August 17, 12:40 am: Kanda's lawyers asserted he was not absconding
August 17, 4:01 am: Kanda arrived in a UP news channel van
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