The Hush Post / 01: 30pm/ 2-min-read
Former Union minister and BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand, accused of rape by a law student, was arrested on Friday and sent to 14 days of judicial custody.
The SIT team led by IG Naveen Arora, accompanied by a large posse of police, picked him up from his Shahjahanpur ashram. Picking him up from his ashram, the SIT team reached the Kotwali police station in Lucknow.
He was taken to a hospital for medical examination. He was thoroughly examined before being presented before the court.
A 23-year-old law student from Swami Shukdevanand Post Graduate College had complained of 72-year-old Chinmayanand raping and sexually exploiting her for a year.
He is the president of the college.
on August 24, the victim had she disappeared after posting a video on the social media about an influential person sexually exploiting her.
In the video, she had not named anyone. But the missing person complaint filed by her father mentioned Swami Chinmayanand.
On the basis of the father’s complaint, the Uttar Pradesh police booked Chinmayanand on charges of kidnapping on August 27. The victim was traced in Rajasthan a few days later.
After this, on the directions of the Supreme Court, the Uttar Pradesh government constituted a SIT headed by IG Naveen Arora.
The Supreme Court had also ordered the transfer of the student and her brother to other law colleges.
The victim had recording her statement in court under Section 164 CrPc on September 16, yet the police did not arrest the rape accused Swami Chinmayanand. He complained of chest pain from that day onwards.
Finally, the police arrested him when the complainant threatened to commit suicide if she did not get justice.