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The Supreme Court asked the Uttar Pradesh government to produce before it the 23-year-old law student who went missing after posting a video about alleged harassment by influential people. She was found in Rajasthan earlier on Friday, reported Live Law.

The UP police said the woman had been found with a friend and was being taken home. “In the Shahjahanpur episode, the girl has been located by Shahjahanpur police in Rajasthan along with her friend. Necessary legal action is being taken,” the police said in a tweet.

Responding to NDTV, Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police OP Singh said, “She is hale and hearty. It seems she went out of her own will to various places.”

Two days ago a group of lawyers had approached the Supreme Court requesting to take up the case as suo motu. They compared the alleged abduction to the Unnao rape case. Initially, the Supreme Court was reluctant to take up the plea, but later assured them it would look into it.

The state government told the bench on Friday that it would take them around two-and-a-half hours to reach Delhi from Fatehpur Sikri, indicating that they can produce the woman in court, not before 3.30 pm. The bench will speak to the woman separately, and then pass an order in an open court.

According to the FIR reports of UP Police, “the woman disappeared on August 24 soon after posting a video on social media in which she accused several influential people of harassment. Although she did not name anyone, a missing person complaint filed by her father named Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former union minister Chinmayanand, who is the president of her college administration.”

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