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Law student, who accused Chinmayanand, arrested in extortion case
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Law student, who accused Chinmayanand, arrested in extortion case

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Shahjahanpur, Sep 25: The Shahjahanpur law student, who has accused BJP leader Chinmayanand of rape, was arrested by Special Investigation Team in connection with the extortion case against her on Wednesday.The law student was arrested by the SIT from her house at around 8.30am.

The father of the woman has confirmed about the arrest and the SIT has taken her for medical examination to the medical college.

The SIT would be producing the woman before the court in the afternoon. The arrest comes a day after a local court admitted the interim bail plea filed by the law student. While the court had fixed Thursday for hearing her plea, which sought protection from arrest, the SIT arrested the law student today.

The 23-year-old was on Tuesday detained and interrogated by the SIT, set up by the Uttar Pradesh police on the directions of the Supreme Court. The woman and her three friends, including two cousins, were charged with blackmailing Chinmayanand and demanding Rs 5 crore as ransom in return of the massage videos.

The SIT had already arrested the three youths earlier along with Swami Chinmayanand on Friday last and presently, two youths are under police remand.

Former Union minister Chinmayanand is admitted at the SGPGIMS in Lucknow and was undergoing treatment. Doctors said that the leader's health is normal and he could be released soon. Presently, Chinmayanand is under judicial custody. (UNI)