The university administration has issued a showcause notice to Vikram for his allegedly objectionable remarks in the video, and he is yet to file a reply. The ABVP has filed a police complaint against him.
On August 27, Chinmayanand, who has denied the charges, was booked under Sections 364 (kidnapping or abducting in order to murder) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC based on the father’s complaint.
The student said she had evidence against Chinmayanand in her hostel room, which has been sealed. “I have all the proof. The hostel room should be opened,” she said, adding that she would produce the proof at an appropriate time.
The woman, who studies at a college run by BJP leader and former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand, had gone missing a week ago after posting a video in which she accused “a senior leader of the sant community” of harassing her and other women.
The court held the accused guilty on Thursday morning and sentenced him later in the day. The accused was arrested after a case was registered on August 1. The police had filed the chargesheet on August 20.
The woman, a student at a college run by Chinmayanand's trust, was missing since August 24, a day after she posted a video on social media, alleging that the former Union minister was harassing and threatening to kill her.
Two persons, including a woman, suffered serious injuries in the incident and have been referred to Jhansi Medical College. They are now stable, said doctors. Five others, including two women, suffered minor injuries.