- Former BJP Union Minster was accused of rape for a year by a law student
- Chinmayanand was arrested in the wee hours of the day on 20th September 2019 at 8:50 pm by the UP police
- He has been booked for “sexual intercourse not amounting to the offence of rape” and put into jail for 14 days
BJP’s eminent member Pandit Chinmayanand was arrested at 8:30 am in the morning on the 20th of September 2019 by the UP police officers, after a law student accused him of continued sexual assault for the past 1 year and blackmail.
The case has been ongoing for the past few days. The law student, who studies at a college in Shahjahanpur, accused the Pandit of sexual assault for the past year. The allegations started when she went missing on 24th august 2019. Her family accused the minister of kidnap.
The UP police were able to track the student down, who was in Rajasthan at the time, with her friends. under a Closed court hearing, a Special Investigation Team was asked to look into the authenticity. The girl accused him of blackmail with a video of her bathing in private and then raping her repeatedly for 12 months. She went into hiding after she gathered enough video proof against the minister.
Chinmayanand has since then, admitted to most of the accusations including the sexual aspects and the forced massages. He was quoted as saying,
“Main apne kiya kritiya se sharminda hun” (i am ashamed of my actions)
Immediately after the arrest, the Former minister was taken to the hospital for relevant check-ups and then the court where he was sentenced to 14 days of jail. The BJP member’s phone has been taken in for checking and retrieving any proof of assault. Since the minister wasn’t well for a few days, he has been sent to jail with full precautions. Along with the Pandit, 3 other co-conspirators were also arrested on the charges of extortion.