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Shahjahanpur missing student case: SC takes cognisance of case against BJP’s Chinmayanand

BJP chief and former union minister Swami Chinmayanand

Two days after Shahjahanpur police filed an FIR in opposition to BJP chief Swami Chinmayanand over stories of a girl scholar of a faculty run by him went lacking, the Supreme Courtroom Thursday took cognisance of the matter. The scholar had gone lacking following her allegation of harassment in opposition to the previous union minister in a video clip that went viral.

The difficulty was talked about earlier than the apex court docket on Wednesday by a gaggle of attorneys urging it to take cognisance of the matter. The highest court docket would come up for listening to on Friday earlier than a bench of Justices R Banumathi and A S Bopanna.

In a letter addressed to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, the group of attorneys had requested him to take suo motu motion primarily based on media stories that the coed has gone lacking for the previous three days.

“Your lordships, we the undersigned members of the legal fraternity and practising lawyers of this court are extremely disturbed and concerned about the wellbeing of the girl concerned. We as a society cannot allow another ‘Unnao case’ to happen. This court has been interfering in letter petitions when it comes to protection of human rights,” the letter stated.

It additionally urged the court docket to situation notices to the chief secretary and director basic of police of Uttar Pradesh as additionally the principal of the school, the place the girl is finding out, in order that fast motion could be taken to hint her, and offer protection to the girl and her household.

The letter additionally referred to the stories in regards to the video clip wherein the girl is talking about risk to her and her household’s life.

The FIR in opposition to Chinmayanand was lodged after the coed’s father had filed a criticism with police accusing him of sexually harassing her daughter. The costs have been refuted by the BJP chief’s lawyer who claimed it was a “conspiracy” to blackmail him.

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