Chinmayana­nd case: Shah­ja­han­pur woman ex­am­ined at hos­pi­tal

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SHAH­JA­HAN­PUR (UP): A spe­cial in­ves­ti­ga­tion team on Wed­nes­day took the stu­dent who has ac­cused BJP leader Swami Chinmayana­nd of rap­ing, and “phys­i­cally ex­ploit­ing” her for a year to a hos­pi­tal for med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion.

She was taken un­der heavy se­cu­rity to the lo­cal med­i­cal col­lege hos­pi­tal where Chief Med­i­cal Officer Dr Anita Dhas­mana said a panel of doc­tors ex­am­ined the woman.

Mean­while, terming the whole episode a con­spir­acy against him, Chinmayana­nd on Wed­nes­day ex­pressed full faith in the SIT probe.

“I have full faith in the SIT team, and ev­ery­thing will be clear once it is com­pleted. This is a con­spir­acy against me,” Chinmayana­nd said.

The fa­ther of the woman had claimed that dur­ing the search at the hos­tel room of her daugh­ter on Tues­day, some ob­jec­tion­able ma­te­rial was found, which was “planted” by vested in­ter­ests be­fore the lo­cal po­lice sealed the place.

SHAH­JA­HAN­PUR (UP): A spe­cial in­ves­ti­ga­tion team on Wed­nes­day took the stu­dent who has ac­cused BJP leader Swami Chinmayana­nd of rap­ing, and "phys­i­cally ex­ploit­ing" her for a year to a hos­pi­tal for med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion.

She was taken un­der heavy se­cu­rity to the lo­cal med­i­cal col­lege hos­pi­tal where Chief Med­i­cal Officer Dr Anita Dhas­mana said the woman was ex­am­ined by a panel of doc­tors.

Mean­while, terming the whole episode a con­spir­acy against him, Chinmayana­nd on Wed­nes­day ex­pressed full faith in the SIT probe.

"I have full faith in the SIT team and ev­ery­thing will be clear once it is com­pleted. This is a con­spir­acy against me," Chinmayana­nd told PTI.

The fa­ther of the woman had claimed that dur­ing the search at the hos­tel room of her daugh­ter on Tues­day, some ob­jec­tion­able ma­te­rial was found, which was "planted" by vested in­ter­ests be­fore the room was sealed by the lo­cal po­lice.

He said his daugh­ter had only one key of the room and some things be­long­ing to her were miss­ing.

Mean­while, a video fea­tur­ing a woman and an el­derly has started do­ing rounds on so­cial me­dia. In the video, the woman is shown mas­sag­ing an el­derly.

An­other woman and some youths are shown talk­ing about the "rang­dari" (ex­tor­tion) de­mand of Rs 5 crore.

Mem­bers of the SIT, ac­com­pa­nied by foren­sic ex­perts, had on Tues­day in­spected the hos­tel room of the com­plainant for nearly eight hours and col­lected evidence. The woman had told me­dia per­sons on Mon­day that the Shah­ja­han­pur po­lice was re­luc­tant to regis­ter a case of rape against the 72-year-old BJP leader. The woman had ap­peared be­fore the press, al­leg­ing that Chinmayana­nd had raped her, and also "phys­i­cally ex­ploited" her for a year.

The woman had said she had all the proof and the hos­tel room where she stayed should be opened in front of the me­dia. "On Sun­day, the SIT quizzed me for about 11 hours. I have told them about the rape. Even af­ter telling them ev­ery­thing, they have not ar­rested Chinmayana­nd yet," she had alleged.

She had said that when her fa­ther gave a com­plaint to po­lice here about her phys­i­cal ex­ploita­tion, Shah­ja­han­pur District Mag­is­trate In­dra Vikram Singh "is­sued threats", ask­ing her fa­ther to file "a miss­ing com­plaint" in­stead.

The SIT, headed by In­spec­tor Gen­eral Naveen Arora, was set up by the Ut­tar Pradesh govern­ment on a Supreme Court di­rec­tive.

It is look­ing into de­tails of the probe con­ducted by the

lo­cal po­lice in the high-pro­file matter. The apex court had said that an Al­la­habad High Court bench would mon­i­tor the probe.

The in­spec­tor gen­eral head­ing the SIT had said the probe re­port would be sub­mit­ted to the Supreme Court in a sealed en­ve­lope. The SIT was formed

last Tues­day, a day af­ter the Supreme Court took suo motu cog­ni­sance of the case and directed the state govern­ment to in­ves­ti­gate the charges lev­elled by the stu­dent.

The victim had gone miss­ing on Au­gust 24, a day af­ter she posted a video on so­cial me­dia, al­leg­ing that a "se­nior

leader of the sant com­mu­nity" was ha­rass­ing and threat­en­ing to kill her. She was lo­cated in Dausa district of Ra­jasthan

last Friday.

Her fa­ther had filed a com­plaint with po­lice, ac­cus­ing 72-year-old Chinmayana­nd of sex­u­ally ha­rass­ing her, a charge re­futed by the for­mer Union min­is­ter's lawyer who claimed it was a "con­spir­acy" to black­mail him.

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