SHAHJAHANPUR: The Particular Investigation Group (SIT) probing a regulation scholar’s rape allegation towards former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand questioned him for seven hours and sealed the bed room at his ashram right here early on Friday. The BJP chief has additionally been requested to stay within the metropolis till the investigation is accomplished and policemen have been deployed in and round his dwelling. In addition to, the faculty the place the girl studied was closed on Friday, with the administration asserting a vacation and pasting a discover on the gates.
The SIT, fashioned on the orders of the Supreme Courtroom, additionally introduced the faculty scholar to the previous Union minister’s dwelling on Friday whereas persevering with the seek for proof. The complainant and her father have been being questioned once more by SIT when this report was being filed.
SIT members and a forensic workforce spent six hours at Chinmayanand’s Divya Dham ashram, the place the bed room was later sealed.
Chinmayanand’s lawyer Om Singh instructed TOI, “My consumer was questioned until Thursday midnight. After the questioning was accomplished, the SIT officers requested to see the bed room of my consumer. They locked the room and left two policemen for safety. My consumer is cooperating with the SIT in all doable manners and I’m certain he’ll come out clear.”
The postgraduate scholar has alleged that she was raped and “bodily exploited” for a yr by the BJP chief. Chinmayanand’s lawyer has, nevertheless, alleged an extortion try.