Chinmayanand raped and physically exploited me, alleges Shahjahanpur law student

She accuses the police of not registering a rape case

September 09, 2019 11:12 pm | Updated September 10, 2019 12:54 pm IST - Shahjahanpur (U.P.)

**EDS: AUG. 17, 2010 FILE PHOTO** New Delhi: Former party  MP Chinmayanand Swami (L) with then BJP MP Yogi Adityanath, outside Parliament in New Delhi, Aug. 17, 2010. The Supreme Court has directed Uttar Pradesh government Monday to set up SIT headed by IG-rank officer to look into the allegations of alleged sexual harassment by a Shahjahanpur law student. (PTI Photo/Subhav Shukla)(PTI9_2_2019_000096B)

**EDS: AUG. 17, 2010 FILE PHOTO** New Delhi: Former party MP Chinmayanand Swami (L) with then BJP MP Yogi Adityanath, outside Parliament in New Delhi, Aug. 17, 2010. The Supreme Court has directed Uttar Pradesh government Monday to set up SIT headed by IG-rank officer to look into the allegations of alleged sexual harassment by a Shahjahanpur law student. (PTI Photo/Subhav Shukla)(PTI9_2_2019_000096B)

The postgraduate student, who had levelled harassment charges against Swami Chinmayanand, on Monday alleged she was raped by the BJP leader who also physically exploited her for one year.

Addressing media persons here, she claimed that the Shahjahanpur police were not registering the rape case.

“Swami Chinmayanand raped me and even exploited me physically for one year,” she alleged before media persons, her face covered with a black scarf.

The victim also approached the Delhi police with a complaint accusing the BJP leader of raping her.

A senior Delhi Police officer said they received a complaint at a police station in south district, which has been forwarded to the special investigation team of U.P. Police.

“Delhi Police has registered this complaint at the Lodhi Road police station and has forwarded it to Shahjahanpur police, which is not registering the rape case,” she alleged.

“On Sunday, the SIT quizzed me for about 11 hours. I have told them about the rape. Even after telling them everything, they have not arrested Chinmayanand yet,” she said.

‘Have all proof’

She alleged that when her father gave a complaint to police here about her physical exploitation, Shahjahanpur District Magistrate Indra Vikram Singh “issued threats”, asking her father to file “a missing complaint” instead.

“I have all the proofs. The hostel where I lived has been sealed. It should be opened in front of the media,” she said, adding that she would give the proof, including video clips, at an opportune time against the 72-year-old BJP leader.

On the FIR registered by Mr. Chinmayanand’s lawyer alleging that she was demanding Rs.5 crore, she said, “It should be probed. This is a fake allegation.”

“He (Chinmayanand) has ruined lives of many girls. I am the only one to muster the courage and stand up,” she added.

SIT at work

The SIT, headed by Inspector General Naveen Arora, was set up by the Uttar Pradesh government on September 3 on a Supreme Court directive after the girl went missing on August 24 after levelling allegations against a “sant” in a video. She was later traced in Rajasthan.

The Shahjahanpur police had on August 27 lodged an FIR against Mr. Chinmayanand. The SIT is looking into the details of the probe conducted by the local police in the high-profile matter.

The SIT had called members of the girl’s family at the district Police Lines on Sunday afternoon for recording their statement.

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