Chinmayanand Rape Row: Girl Who Accused The Minster Gets Jailed; Swara Bhasker, Richa Chadha And Others React

A UP law student, who has accused former Union minister Chinmayanand of rape was arrested and jailed today in an extortion case filed by the politician. The woman has been sent to 14-day judicial custody in the extortion case against her. Soon after the news hit the web platforms, Bollywood celebs took to social media to react on the same

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Chinmayanand Rape Row: Girl Who Accused The Minster Gets Jailed; Swara Bhasker, Richa Chadha And Others React

An UP law student, who has accused former Union minister Chinmayanand of rape was arrested and jailed today in an extortion case filed by the politician. The woman has been sent to 14-day judicial custody in the extortion case against her. The law student was arrested from her house by the Special Investigation Team of the Uttar Pradesh Police around 9.15 am today. She was then taken for medical examination, they said. She will be produced before a court later in the day, they added. Soon after the news hit the web platforms, Bollywood celebs took to social media to react on it.

Rahul Dev wrote, “Bizarre .. A girl gets harassed/molested by a hypocritical swami caught on camera .. read #Chinmayanand .. Cops arrest him… Now the victim gets arrested for extortion by the SIT! Is this happening in India” While Richa Chadha re-tweeted saying, “What the what is even happening” and Swara said, “Beti inhi sey bachao!!!! SHAME!!!! #Chinmayanand”


Meanwhile, Anup Trivedi, victim's advocate in Shahjahanpur law student case told media, “We had filed an anticipatory bail application in the Court. After elaborate discussion Court allowed my application. Court has fixed September 26 as next date for a hearing.”


According to a report in Indian Express, the reports stated, “After the 23-year-old, who studied in a law college in Shahjahanpur, run by a trust of Chinmayanand, accused the BJP leader of sexual harassment in a video clip, his lawyers filed a case of an extortion threat against unidentified persons. Chinmayanand’s lawyers had alleged that a WhatsApp message demanding Rs 5 crore was received on the mobile phone of the BJP leader. The message, they alleged, threatened to make some video clips viral if the amount was not paid. Police have arrested three youths in this connection.”

Chinamayanand, who has been booked under IPC sections 354 D (stalking), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 506 (criminal intimidation), was arrested last week. He has been in hospital since Sunday after two days in prison. Commenting on the arrest, SIT chief Naveen Arora told PTI, “Student was arrested after enough evidence. Extortion money of Rs 5 crore was demanded from Chinmayanand on the direction of the student.”


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