Each used the other: HC bails Chinmayanand

ALLAHABAD: On Monday he granted bail to the former Union minister and high-ranking official of BJP, who was arrested in a case of sexual exploitation of a woman who was studying law at a university administered by her trust in UP, while observing that both They used each other.

The court said: “Both parties crossed their boundaries and at this stage, it is very difficult to judge who exploited whom. In fact, they both used each other.

The order was given by Justice, who on November 16 of last year had reserved a trial on Chinmayanand's declaration of bail.

The court imposed a number of conditions by granting bail to China and China. Considering the victim's claim that Chinmayanand enjoys influence in Shahjahanpur and may alter the evidence, the court ordered the transfer of the trial to the Lucknow district court, which will consider it a priority and try to conclude the trial within a year. The court also ordered the Lucknow police superintendent to ensure the safety of the victim, his family and witnesses during the trial.

The court ordered Chinmayanand to remain personally present on important dates. In case of being absent without giving an adequate reason, it would be considered abuse of bail.

On September 2, the Supreme The court had ordered the UP government to set up a special investigation team to investigate the charge of sexual harassment against Chinmayanand.

He was arrested on September 20 by the SIT in Shahajahanpur. Later, the SIT also registered a case against the woman, her three friends and an unnamed person, claiming they tried to extort Chinmayanand. The woman and her three friends were arrested accordingly. The superior court granted bail on December 4, 2019.