New Delhi: Gopal Goyal Kanda launched MDLR Airlines in 2007. The initials were those of his father, Murli Dhar, and son, Lakh Ram. MDLR shut down in 2009 and in October 2010 became a part of Emirates Airlines.
Geetika Sharma, a former air hostess with MDLR, committed suicide on 5 August 2012 and in her suicide note she accused Kanda of harassment. Allegations have been made that before her suicide Kanda sent a letter to Emirates saying that she had been a poor employee and had defaulted on a loan, and her family said that he had sent her threatening e-mails using several identities.
Kanda denied allegations and stated that he had encouraged Sharma by sponsoring her on an MBA course. He also said "She was also made the chairman of the trust which managed an international school at Sirsa."
After Geetika Sharma committed suicide and blamed the step on Haryana minister, Kanda resigned from the post of home minister in Haryana. Delhi Police, later booked Kanda for abetting Sharma’s suicide.
Geetika had written two suicide notes in which she had alleged that Gopal Goyal was having an illicit relationship with another woman Ankita with whom he has a child.
On 7 August 2012, a TV channel published the suicide note that Geetika wrote before she committed suicide.
The 23-year-old victim had said that she was ending her life due to "harassment" by Gopal Kanda and Aruna Chaddha.
Later Delhi Police chargesheeted the duo for allegedly committing offences under section 306 (abetment to suicide), 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 506 (criminal intimidation), 201 (destruction of evidence), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery with intention to cheat), 469 (forgery with intention to harm reputation) and 471 (using forged documents as genuine) of the Indian Penal Code.
The Police filed a second chargesheet after three months after the main chargesheet was filed against Kanda and Aruna Chaddha in October 2012. The chargesheet said that at the instance of Kanda and Chaddha, Chanshivroop went to Dubai under the garb of investigating the issue of forged NoC furnished by Geetika to ensure she is removed from her job with Emirates Airlines.
On 15 February 2013, Geetika Sharma’s mother Anuradha Sharma also committed suicide at her Ashok Vihar residence in New Delhi. Unlike Geetika Sharma, no suicide note has been found from her residence as of now.