Headlines October 2, 2019
Chinmayanand sent back to jail
Former union minister Swami Chinmayanand was accused of rape by a 23 year old girl who was studying at a college that was under the management of Chinmayanand. The 73 year old former BJP leader was arrested but taken to a hospital after he complained of health issues. On Monday, he was denied bail by a court after which he was taken to Shahjahanpur jail.
On #Chinmayanand, from the Lucknow hospital where he spent the last 8 days despite arrest ! ” Swami Chinmayanand is discharged today from the Cardiology Ward of SGPGI at 6.30 pm in the evening ” Will he go back to jail now , @Uppolice ?-Alok Pandey, Twitter User.
Chinmayanand had spent over a week at Lucknow’s SGPI hospital. The doctors confirmed that his health was satisfactory. The girl, who had accused Chinmayanand of rape and sexual assault, shared a video of her plight that she underwent at the college. After the video went viral, the girl was absconding for a couple of days. But she later appeared before the police. After the allegations came out, Chinmayanand was expelled from BJP. The girl was also arrested for trying to extort Rs 5 crore from the accused. The case is being investigated by a Special Investigation Team (SIT).
“Sitting at co-driver’s seat of an ambulance, Chinmayanand arrived at Shahjahanpur district jail at 2.30am. He was discharged from PGI l Lucknow at around 6.30 pm. It took 8 hours to cover a distance of nearly 180km”, tweeted Kanwardeep Singh.
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