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SC meets UP law student; will hear the case on September 2 again
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SC meets UP law student; will hear the case on September 2 again

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After the UP police produced the missing Shahjahanpur law student who was traced to Rajasthan before the Supreme Court, a division bench interacting with her in the evening.

As per the instruction of the Supreme Court she be accommodated in a short-stay home in New Delhi for four days. The top court will once again hear the case on September 2 in detail.

The woman was reported missing a week ago from Shahjahanpur, and her father had accused former BJP MP Swami Chinmayanand, head of the law college management, of harassing her and other students. Acting on his complaint, police had booked Chinmayanand on charges of abduction and intimidation — charges he denied.

The judges, R Banumathi and A S Bopanna, said she was responsive to their questions, that she understood English but replied mostly in Hindi. “She stated that prior to Raksha Bandhan she left Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, along with her three college mates who are also their family friends, in order to protect herself. She has stated that she does not intend to go back to Uttar Pradesh for the present till she meets her parents in Delhi and talks to them. She has further stated that after meeting her parents and talking to them, she will take a decision on her future course of action. Miss “A” wants to stay back in Delhi for the time being till she meets her parents and talks to them,” the judges said.

The judges asked authorities of the short-stay home to allow her to use the landline phone to speak to her parents but barred her from meeting anyone else till the court meets her again. The bench will hear the matter next on September 2.