The Delhi police have charged another employee of MDLR, in the suicide of 23-year- old Geetika Sharma. Former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda, who owns MDLR, and an employee of the company, Aruna Chaddha have already been arrested in the same case.
Chand Shivrup, the assistant HR Manager of MDLR, has been charged with various sections under the IT (Information Technology) Act for forging a letter making false allegations against Geetika Sharma and threatening to extradite her to Dubai.
The forged letter was allegedly sent from Dubai to Geetika threatening extradition for not returning Rs 50,000.
In the meanwhile, the police has also slapped fresh charges against former the Haryana minister.
"We have invoked section 66 (A) under IT (Information Technology) Act as the accused forged details and sent them through electronic messages," Special Commissioner Dharmendra Kumar said.
Mr Kanda has been already been charged with abetment to suicide, criminal intimidation, criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence.
Mr Kanda went underground for 11 days, and remained untraced by the police till he showed up at a police station in Delhi on the weekend and was arrested around 4 am. His police custody ends in two days
Along with Mr Kanda, Aruna Chaddha who worked for him has also been arrested for harassing Geetika, who worked for two different companies owned by Mr Kanda and was allegedly blackmailed and intimidated when she tried to quit.
Ms Chaddha will remain in judicial custody after a Delhi court rejected a fresh application by the police seeking her custody in the case.
Geetika, 23, a former flight attendant of the now defunct MDLR Airlines owned by Mr Kanda, had accused him and his employee Aruna Chaddha of harassing her and forcing her to commit suicide.
She died on the night of Aug 4-5 at her house in Delhi's Ashok Vihar area. Mr Kanda and Ms Chaddha have denied the allegations.
(With inputs from agencies)