Shahjahanpur, 17 Sep 2019: Chinmayanand, the BJP leader and former union minister accused of rape and blackmail by a law student, has sought the medical aid after suffering from uneasiness.
In Photos released by his aides, Chinmayanand was seen lying on a divan at home and receiving medical treatment after having "uneasiness and weakness" on Monday night. A team of doctors was called to treat him. Later, the medical team told reporters Chinmayanand had been suffering from diarrhoea.
This was hours after the 23-year-old woman, a student at a law college that Chinmayanand runs, went to a court protected by over 50 police personnel and recorded her statement in the court of the chief judicial magistrate. After the statement, there is a strong possibility of the Uttar Pradesh police including rape charges against Chinmayanand. At present, he only faces charges of kidnapping and intimidation. But an arrest may not be immediate.
The girl had given a pen drive containing 43 videos to a Special Investigation Team to support her allegations. The law student said that the BJP leader had shown her a video of her taking bath and then used it to blackmail, rape and exploit her. After she took admission in LLM in a college run by Chinmayanand's organisation, the BJP leader's men called her to his home and left her in a room on the upper floor where the former minister showed her a video of her having a bath, after which her physical exploitation began.
The woman says she was raped repeatedly by the politician, who runs several ashrams and institutions. She was allegedly brought to his room at gunpoint and was even forced to give Chinmayanand massages. The woman says she decided to gather evidence against him and filmed him with a camera in her spectacles. The case came to light when she went missing on August 24 after putting up a Facebook post without naming Chinmayanand.
When the UP police tracked her down after a week in Rajasthan, the Supreme Court directed police to bring her to Delhi and heard her allegations and ordered a Special Investigation Team to inquire into them.