The law student, who along with few of her acquaintances, was facing a case of extortion and blackmailing, filed against her by Chianmayanand , was also absolved of the charges by the court
The BA second-year student of a college run by the Mumukshu Ashram of former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand said in a statement before a magistrate that three people tried to rape her.
Police sources said a few suspects have been taken into custody for questioning and they were "very close" to cracking the case.
It was not immediately known how the BA second-year student suffered burns and ended up on the roadside, the police said, adding that she was not in a state to record her statement.
The law student who made allegations of sexual harassment against former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand in 2019 withdrew them last month after almost a year
The opposition party added on its official Twitter handle that district borders in Shahjahanpur have been blocked from all sides and Congress leaders such as Jitin Prasada detained.
The former Union minister was arrested by the SIT on Friday and sent to 14 days' judicial custody.
The SIT, which was set up by the UP govt in compliance of the SC order is expected to lodge FIR on the basis of the woman’s complaint after her statement is recorded.
The Shahjahanpur police have maintained they could not find Chinmayanand at any of his ashrams in Haridwar and Dehradun.