In a high-profile case, a law student who had accused Chinmayanand (Former Union minister) of sexually exploiting her has turned hostile.
She has retracted from statements made to the police.
The Law Student appeared before the MP-MLA Court in Lucknow and specifically denied that she had levelled allegations of sexual exploitation against the Former Union Minister.
After hearing this statement the Prosecution immediately filed an application under Section 340 Cr.P.C., for initiating proceedings of perjury.
Learned Judge of the Special Court has directed the registry to number the application. He has also directed the prosecution to supply a copy of the application to the Law Student and Accused.
Court has fixed the matter for 15 October 2020. The Application is listed for hearing on this date.
An FIR was lodged against Chinmayanand, whose trust runs/owns a Law College in Shahjahanpur. The Girl, who was studying in the law college, alleged that she along with other girls are being sexually exploited in the college.
On the Complaint of the Father, an FIR was lodged under section 376-C, 342, 354-D and 506 of the IPC. The Statement of the Law Student was recorded under Section 164 Cr.P.C. by the Judicial Magistrate. In the Statement, she supported the version of FIR, but now in Trial, she has turned hostile.
The Trail is being held at Lucknow under the Orders of Allahabad High Court.
Last week the Supreme Court has set aside the Order passed by the Allahabad High Court in this case. The Allahabad High Court had directed for providing the statements recorded under Section 164 Cr.P.C to the accused.
The Supreme Court held that merely because the charge sheet has been filed, the statement recorded under Section 164 Cr.P.C. cannot be provided to the accused. Read Here