The law student from Uttar Pradesh who had accused BJP leader Chinmayanand of rape and was detained yesterday was formally arrested on Wednesday and sent to 14 days judicial custody. She had moved a local court for protection against arrest but failed to get relief.
She was arrested in the morning from her home in the presence of her father and brother after which she was taken for a medical examination. She was then produced before the court which sent her to 14 days judicial custody.”We have enough evidences that Rs 5 crore extortion money was demanded from Chinmayanand. Those arrested said that they sent messages to Chinmayanand on directions of the girl in panic as they were not getting money and were upset,” the police said.
He further said that a number of evidence including pen drives and mobile phones, have been sent for forensic examination. “The mobile location and calls made by the student and others were also verified and a chart was made which showed that the law student and three others already arrested had conspired and were always in touch.”
The law student’s arrest comes two days after she was denied anticipatory bail by a Division Bench of the Allahabad High Court. The court had asked her to approach an appropriate court after which the student’s lawyer approached the additional district and sessions court which accepted the plea and fixed Thursday for the hearing.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh court had on Tuesday rejected the bail application of BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand, who was arrested in a
sexual-assault case. He had during the interrogation on Friday confessed to having called the law student for “massages” while saying that he was ashamed of his act. The Shahjahanpur chief judicial magistrate said that the bail application should be moved in the sessions court.
On Monday, he was admitted at Lucknow’s Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, complaining of chest pain, and remains there under observation.
—India Legal Bureau