The police custody of Aruna Chaddha, arrested for her alleged role in ex-airhostess Geetika Sharma’s suicide case, was today extended by a day by a Delhi court after the probe agency said it has yet to recover certain crucial documents pertaining to the deceased.
Metropolitan Magistrate Manish Khurana allowed the custodial interrogation of Chaddha till tomorrow after police said the documents of an educational society formed by the MDLR group are yet to be recovered and that Geetika was the president of that society.
“Considering the facts and circumstances of the case and the nature of offence and the fact that police investigation could not be completed because of holiday (Janmashtami), I am of the considered view that one day police remand of accused is necessary for the purpose of investigation,” the court said.
The police had sought a 2-day custody of Chaddha saying she did not cooperate during her earlier questioning.
Her interrogation was needed to find out hideouts of the absconding former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, whose name, along with that of Chaddha, is also mentioned in Geetika’s suicide note.
It also said that a camera, laptop and a phone have been recovered at her instance.
Advocate B S Rana, who appeared for Chaddha, opposed the plea for police custody saying she had been in police custody for the past three days and had even joined the investigation prior to that on receiving a notice.