Chinmayanand case: Oppn rallies behind survivor, CPM leaders meet her in jail
Uttar Pradesh

Chinmayanand case: Oppn rallies behind survivor, CPM leaders meet her in jail

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Shahjahanpur, Sep 26: The Opposition parties have started rallying behind the rape survivor in the Chinmayanand case and blamed the Yogi Adityanath government for hatching a conspiracy to arrest the survivor, who had charged the former Union minister of rape.

Senior CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat, along with Subhashini Ali and other party leaders, on Thursday met the law student at Shahjahanpur district jail and inquired about the incident.

The CPI (M) leader alleged that the survivor has been implicated in the case by UP police, on the directive of some senior politicians of the state.

"The role of SIT probe is under suspicion. The accused is enjoying all benefits at the hospital, while the survivor is languishing in jail. No case of rape was registered against the politician, even after charges made by the woman. What type of justice is this in the BJP rule?," Ms Karat questioned the SIT, before the media here.

"Lodging of case under Section 376 (C) against Chinmayanand is an effort to bail out the politician, while the woman too has been booked in the cases, where she can avail bail. The SIT is putting pressure on the woman and her family to withdraw her case against the politician," she said.

Ms Karat, who had also talked with the SIT officials after meeting the law student inside the jail, wondered why police was opposing the bail of the survivor, when everyone knew who was the real culprit.

"SIT is putting pressure on the woman, so that the case gets confused and weak against the politician," she alleged.

Later, the CPI (M) delegation also submitted a memorandum to the SIT for justice to the survivor and for a fair investigation into the entire matter.

On the other hand, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav attacked the BJP Government in Uttar Pradesh over the arrest of the law student in the extortion case involving Chinmayanand.

In a tweet on Thursday, Mr Yadav said BJP had shown their "true face" by arresting the student, who spoke against its leader.

"Today, all the daughters, sisters and mothers of the country are unhappy with BJP, but some people are saying 'All is well in the country', this is shameful," he said.

He alleged that the party's slogan of 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' has proved to be just another 'jumla'.

The Shahjahanpur girl was sent to judicial custody for 14 days on Wednesday morning, after she was arrested by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the extortion case, involving the former Union Minister.

The SIT on Tuesday arrested two other accused - Sachin and Vikram - for further investigation.

The team had earlier booked three of the law student's friends, after questioning them in connection to a video clip, in which they were purportedly discussing extortion.

A medical bulletin issued by the SGPGIMS on Thursday evening said Chinmayanand was admitted in Cardiology Department of SGPGI on Monday, with symptoms of low blood pressure and chest pain on left side

He was under observation and undergoing further investigations for his diabetic and urinary problems, the bulletin said. (UNI)