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Court to hear law student's bail plea in extortion case on September 30

The student was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly trying to extort Rs. 5 crore from former Union minister Chinmayanand
The law student (face covered), who accused former Union minister Chinmayanand of sexual misconduct and harassment, walks out of a government hospital after her medical examination, in Shahjahanpur, Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

PTI   |   Lucknow   |   Published 26.09.19, 12:34 PM

A Shahjanhanpur court on Thursday decided to hear on September 30 the bail plea of the woman law student arrested for allegedly trying to extort Rs. 5 crore from former Union minister Chinmayanand, who is held on charges of sexually exploiting her.

District judge Ram Babu Sharma slated September 30 to hear the student's bail application, filed in the sessions court on Thursday.

Before her arrest, the student had moved the court on Tuesday for anticipatory bail. It was to be heard on September 26, but became infructuous following her arrest.

'The (earlier) bail application was rejected on Wednesday following the student's arrest. Subsequently, a fresh regular bail application was filed in the session's court on Thursday,' law student's lawyer Anup Trivedi told PTI.

District judge Ram Babu Sharma fixed September 30 as the next date of hearing on the fresh bail plea, he added.

The student was arrested on Wednesday on charges of extortion and sent to 14 days of judicial custody, police said.

Three other accused in the extortion case – Sanjay, Sandip and Vikram – were arrested by the SIT last week

The student has alleged that she was raped and physically exploited for over a year by Chinmayanand, who was arrested last week and remanded to judicial custody for 14 days.

Chinmayanand's own bail application was on Monday rejected by Shahjahanpur chief judicial magistrate, who said the plea should be moved in the sessions court, according to the former Union minister's counsel Om Singh. The court had also rejected the bail application of three men who were arrested on extortion charges.

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