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Ex BJP leader Chinmayanand arrested for alleged rape

September 21, 2019

Last month, a 23 year old girl had alleged that former BJP leader Chinmayanand had sexually exploited her for over a year. The victim, who was studying at a college run by Chinmayanand, was provided admissions in the college by him after which he started exploiting her and filming her nude. The former BJP lawmaker was arrested on Friday by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) that is investigating the case. Allegations are raised against SIT for not charging Chinmayanand of arrest, but only for kidnap and sexual exploitation of the victim." Finally .. chinmayanand arrested by SIT", tweeted journalist Pallavi Ghosh.

Chinmayanand was admitted in the hospital since last couple of days after complaining of body uneasiness. He was arrested by around 8.50 am on Friday. If found guilty, Chinmayanand can face up to five years in jail.

Chinmayanand had served as India's union minister during the time of prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He runs many educational institutions across Uttar Pradesh.

Last month, the victim had posted a video of her alleging sexual exploitation by Chinmayanand on Facebook. The video had gone viral too. Uttar Pradesh government run by BJP leader Yogi Adityanath had faced heavy criticism for delaying arrest of Chinmayanand. Got up with the happy news of Chinmayanand's arrest. can't feel better than this", tweeted Yogita Bhayana, a Twitter user.



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