Not another Unnao again, say lawyers; move SC against Swami Chinmayanand

Not another Unnao again, say lawyers; move SC against Swami Chinmayanand


A group of Supreme Court lawyers has filed a petition to the Chief Justice of India to take suo moto cognizance of the case where a law student from Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh went missing four days ago from her college hostel after she accused former Union Minister and BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand of harassment. The lawyers filed the petition saying they did not want another 'Unnao case' to happen. Parents of the missing girl had filed a missing complaint with the police earlier, and blamed college director and BJP leader, Swami Chinmayanand, for it.

The court, however, asked them to approach Allahabad High Court in this case. When the lawyers insisted that the court take up the matter, the court asked them to submit the papers and said it would look into the matter. An FIR was registered against the former Union Minister after the girl went missing. Chinmayanand has been booked under Section 364 (abduction) and 506 (criminal intimidation).

A video of the missing girl went viral on Facebook on August 24  where she had alleged that a person from 'Sant Samaj' had destroyed the lives of many women and he had planned done the same to her. She also alleged that the person had also warned her that he would kill her and her parents. She also appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for her help.

“A big leader of the saint society, who has destroyed the lives of several girls, has been threatening me with life. I have all the evidence against him. I request Modiji and Yogiji to please help me. He has even threatened to kill my family. Only I know what I have been going through. Modiji please help me, he is a sanyasi and is threatening that the police, DM and everyone else is on his side and no one can harm him. I request you all for justice.” she is seen saying in the video.

Her parents said their daughter went missing after her video accusing Chinmayanad went viral on social media. The family alleged that the BJP leader was responsible for her disappearance. "If anything happens to our daughter, then the police and the State administration will be responsible for it," the girl's father said.