Jan 8, 2014

Rape complaint Case against Girish Chandra Varma only after corroborating evidence

TNN | Dec 29, 2013

BHOPAL: A day after recording statement of Girish Chandra Varma, chairman of Maharishi Vidya Mandir schools group in a nine-month old complaint of rape against him lodged by a school teacher, the police on Saturday said their investigation continues and a case against Varma would be registered only after corroborating allegations.

Meanwhile, the complainant and her family alleged that the way Varma was treated when he turned up to record his statement at the police station underlines that police do not want a fair investigation in case.

The initial complaint against Varma was lodged in the month of March. Months after, Varma turned up to record his statement before police on Friday.

Officials said Varma's statement was recorded at length and questions were posed on him based on charges leveled by the complainant. The police said Varma has been asked not to leave the country without prior intimation.

Complainant's husband on Saturday came out with the pictures of Narayan Sai, son of controversial godman Asaram, with Varma and reiterated that the two are no different in many terms.

The complainant and her husband alleged that they did not have any option left but to commit suicide in case they do not get justice. The complainant highlighted how her family is being troubled and alleged police have directed her 90-year-old father-in-law to appear before investigating official.

Meanwhile, Varma is learnt to have told the police that the complainant and her husband wanted to blackmail him and rape charges against him are untrue.

Police have meanwhile said that they would register a case only if the leveled charges are substantiated by proofs and added they are yet to come across any such fact in the investigations done so far.