Six police teams are searching for former Haryana minister, Gopal Goyal Kanda, who was named in the suicide note of a young air hostess. The police has searched his farmhouse at Gurgaon, and his home and office in his constituency of Sirsa.
The police says that when it locates Mr Kanda, he will be arrested. His lawyers have applied for anticipatory bail.
Mr Kanda has been charged with abetment of suicide and criminal intimidation. Geetika Shamra, a 23-year-old who worked with two of his companies including the now-defunct MDLR Airlines, killed herself on Saturday and accused him and his employee, Aruna Chaddha, of harassment. Ms Sharma's family says that in the days before she died, the politician called her repeatedly, blackmailing and threatening her. Hours before she hung herself, he also called her mother, claims Ms Sharma's family.
Before he went underground, Mr Kanda told NDTV that he had not been in touch with Ms Sharma for two months, which he planned to prove through cellphone records. However, the police has identified a man who worked for him who allegedly gave the former minister his SIM card, allowing Mr Kanda to call the air hostess from a number not registered as his own.