The Allahabad High Court has turned down the petition of the law student seeking a stay on arrest in the counter extortion case filed by Chinmayanad against her and other three people.
The court said that the petitioner should file a similar petition in a regular court as this was a special bench monitoring the probe by the Special Investigation Team (SIT).
The bench comprising of Justice Manoj Misra and Justice Manju Rani Chauhan also denied recording her statement once again before the magistrate, as she alleged that she was asked to sign only on the last page in an unknown presence. The High Court asked the woman to submit an application in this regard in the trial court.
BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand arrested in connection with the alleged sexual harassment of a UP law student, was on Friday sent to 14-day judicial custody by a local court in Shahjahanpur.
The SIT also arrested three youth related to the alleged rape victim for extortion call to Chinmayanand. The three — Sanjay Singh, Vikram alias Brajesh and Sachin Sengar alias Sonu — have been arrested under the IT Act and for destroying evidence and extortion, said Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh.
Though the police did not clearly state that her name was included in the extortion case, the student was named as fourth person among the accused in the case. She was listed as “Miss A” in a press release issued by the SIT.
However, the complainant has refuted the charges against her and added that extortion angle is added to weaken the case.
Meanwhile, the court has fixed October 22 as the next date of hearing.