The 23-year-old law student who had accused BJP leader Chinmayanand of rape, has been arrested by a special team probing the case. The arrest was made on charges of extortion.
The 23-year-old UP law student who had earlier accused BJP leader Chinmayanand of sexual assault has now been arrested on charges of extortion. The special team probing the case made the arrest.
The law student had moved a local court for protection against arrest but did not get any immediate relief. The court had posted the hearing for Wednesday.
Hindustan Times quoted the Inspector General of Police Naveen Arora as saying that she has been arrested.
It was just last week that the special probe team had arrested the BJP leader based on a complaint filed by the law student. In her complaint, she had accused the BJP leader of rape and blackmail. That arrest coincided with the arrest of three more people for attempting to extort money from Chinmayanand.
SIT chief Naveen Arora had then linked the woman to the three men, pointing out that the law student had been in constant touch with one of the accused, Sanjay Singh. The special team had counted 4200 phone calls between the two this year.
The woman, who studied at a college run by Chinmayanand's ashram, had alleged that she was raped and physically exploited by the former Union minister for over a year. She first mentioned about the harassment in a video clip uploaded on social media last month.
Swami Chinmayanand was admitted to Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute (SGPGI) here on Monday (September 23) following symptoms of angina. According to the head of the department, Chinmayanand will be stabilized with medicines and then his discharge will be planned in due course of time.
According to sources, he will remain ousted from the saint community unless acquitted by the court.
Last Updated 10:22 AM IST