Lucknow: Former Union minister Chinmayanand, arrested in connection with a sexual assault case that was filed by a postgraduate student, was admitted to a hospital in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow on Monday for treatment.

Doctors in Shahjahanpur had earlier referred Chinmayanand to Lucknow for angiography in view of his health condition, according to sources.

Chinmayanand has been admitted to the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute (SGPGI) in Lucknow, Jail Superintendent Rakesh Kumar said.

Kumar said on September 20, Chinmayanand's advocate had submitted an application to the CJM court, urging it to allow the "shifting of the leader to the KGMU, Lucknow, for treatment".

The former Union minister was arrested by the SIT on Friday last and sent to 14-day judicial custody.