After a dramatic build-up in which his brother was arrested last night, Kanda surfaced at Ashok Vihar Police Station at 4 AM hoodwinking police personnel deployed across North-West Delhi to arrest him before his surrender following speculation that he might give in.
Soon after Kanda emerged from a van with media stickers in front of the police station, some policemen rushed out and took him inside. "Kanda has surrendered and we have arrested him," P Karunakaran, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-West), told PTI.
Before entering the police station, Kanda told media persons, who were waiting there anticipating his surrender, "I came here on my own will to help the investigation."
The anticipatory bail plea of Kanda was dismissed by the Delhi High Court yesterday which said that despite being a "free man" he himself did not file it and it was a "sufficient" ground for its rejection.
Kanda, who was last seen coming out of his Gurgaon residence on August 8, was served with a notice to join investigations on August 7.
Geetika's brother Ankit alleged that Kanda's surrender was a "pre-planned drama" and the government was helping him.
Hours before his surrender, Kanda's brother Govind came to police station at midnight to inform police that the former minister will surrender. However, police arrested Govind on charges of harbouring Kanda, who is booked for abetting the suicide and criminal intimidation. MORE