Sep 23, 2015

VC of Maharishi Vedic varsity Varma acquitted of rape charges

Times of India
September 23, 2015

BHOPAL: A local court on Tuesday acquitted vice-chancellor of Maharishi Vedic University and head of its group of schools, Girish Chandra Varma, from charges of raping a teacher of one of his schools.

Teacher made her first complaint against Varma on March 1, 2013 and second complaint on March 24, 2013 and alleged that she was first raped on August 22, 1999 and the last time on March 1, 2013.

Teacher also alleged in her complaint that she was removed from the school after she refused to arrange young girls for Varma, who had taken her signatures on blanks papers in 1997- 99.

Varma was arrested by police on December 30, 2013 and later released on bail in 2014.

A court of special judge Saeeda Bano Rahman, acquitted, Verma on Tuesday.

"Court acquitted the accused as evidences could not establish allegations. There were lot of contradictions in allegations leveled as well as the statements. Then circumstances, like complainant's husband being removed from job by accused and other things were also considered," counsel for Verma, Vijay Chowdhary told TOI.

Earlier, in her complaint the woman also alleged Varma made a video of her and taken objectionable pictures, however police searched Varma's Ashram and could not find anything as alleged by complainant. She also alleged that she was removed from the job at Verma's school after she refused to adhere to Verma's demand of supplying other girls.

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