New Delhi: The college student who had accused former BJP minister Swami Shinmayanand of sexual harassment on Tuesday withdrew her allegations and disowned her statement before a special court in Lucknow. Also Read - Mission Shakti: Noida Police Asks Public to Identify 'Dark Spots' in The City to Ensure Women Safety
The law student categorically denied that she had levelled any allegation against the former Union minister as the prosecution had charged. Angered at this, the prosecution immediately moved an application under Section 340 of the CrPC, seeking action against her for perjury. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh: Major Fire Breaks Out at Chemical Factory in Meerut, 6 Fire Tenders on Spot
Angered at this, the prosecution immediately moved an application under Section 340 of the CrPC, seeking action against her for perjury. Also Read - Noida: Decomposed Body of 10-year-old Boy Found at Construction Site Days After he Went Missing
Judge PK Rai directed his office to register the application and asked the prosecution to furnish a copy of the application to the victim and the accused. The court fixed October 15 for hearing on the application.
In February this year, the Allahabad High Court granted bail to Chinmayanand, whose trust runs the Shahjahanpur law college where the woman studied.
He was lodged in the jail following a case filed against him by the law student and was arrested in September last year.
The case was registered under Section 376-C of the IPC, an offence pertaining to the abuse of one’s position by a person in authority to “induce or seduce” a woman under his charge to have “sexual intercourse not amounting to the offence of rape”.
Chinmayanand (72) also faced charges under Sections 342 (wrongful confinement), 354-D (stalking) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.