BHOPAL: An application on behalf of complainant Renu Rani Sharma, former teacher of Maharishi School, was moved in court of ADJ Sayeda Bano Rahman on Thursday for submission of videography of statement of Chancellor of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic University Girish Chandra Verma recorded by the police in connection with the sexual harassment charges.
She had leveled charges of sexual harassment against Verma. Trial started from May 15 in rape charges against Verma who was not present on the first day of trial. Girish Chandra Verma was arrested on December 29, 2013 and challan was filed in 2014. Charges of rape were framed in the court of ADJ Sayeda Bano Rahman.
Renu Rani Sharma’s counsel Harish Mehta said, “We have filed an application in the court for submission of videography copy of the statement of Verma recorded by the police. At present, the videography copy is with the police. Verma did not turn up on the first day of the trial.” Defense counsel Surendra Singh said, “It is delay tactic by the complainant. We are ready to face the trail but she wants to delay the case.”
Complainant Sharma, in her statement to the police, had alleged that she was removed when she refused to arrange young girls for Verma. Verma took her signatures on blanks papers in 1997- 99. She was first raped on August 22, 1999 and the last time on March 1, 2013. She had lodged first complaint on March 11, 2013 and second one on March 24, 2013. p-11