January 31, 2014
Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh High Court has granted bail to Girish Chandra Varma, chairman of Maharishi Vidya Mandir schools group on personal surety of Rs 50000.
He was arrested on December 29 following charges that he sexually exploited and threatened a school teacher.
According to his counsel Manish Datt, police arrested and put Verma behind the bars based on complaint which was not substantiated with evidence and hence, urged the court to grant him bail.
He also said the allegation well over a decade and the action of the police also amounted to violation of Verma’s fundamental right.
The bench of Justice N K Gupta accepted the submissions and ordered Verma to be released.
The complainant has alleged that she was repeatedly molested by Varma for the past several years. She alleged that the accused used to insist her husband to take her along on tours to other cities and countries. Each time, adjoining rooms would be booked in a five star hotel.
Varma would then send her husband away on the pretext of some errands and rape her. She said that she did not protest earlier fearing social ostracism, but when it became too much for her to take; she shared her ordeal with her husband and decided to file a complaint.
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