The Particular Investigation Staff probing a pupil’s rape allegation towards BJP chief Swami Chinmayanand questioned him for seven hours and sealed the bed room at his dwelling right here, sources mentioned on Friday.
The SIT, shaped on the orders of the Supreme Courtroom, additionally introduced the faculty pupil to the previous Union Minister’s dwelling on Friday morning, persevering with the seek for proof in her presence.
Mr. Chinmayanand, whose organisation runs a number of schools, was questioned for about seven hours on the police strains right here on Thursday evening.
SIT members and a forensic group additionally spent six hours at his Divya Dham residence, the place the bed room was later sealed.
Sources mentioned the BJP chief has been requested by SIT to not depart Shahjahanpur until the completion of the probe, and policemen have been deployed in and round his dwelling.
The school the place the girl studied was closed on Friday, with the administration saying a vacation and pasting a discover on the gates.
The post-graduate pupil has alleged that she was raped and “bodily exploited” for a 12 months by the BJP chief. Mr. Chinmayanand’s lawyer has, nonetheless, alleged an extortion try.
The lady first levelled harassment prices towards the BJP chief in a video clip uploaded on social media. She was then lacking for a number of days earlier than a Uttar Pradesh police group traced her in Rajasthan and produced her earlier than the Supreme Courtroom.
The lady’s classmate, who was along with her when the police discovered her, on Friday mentioned she had instructed him and others concerning the harassment.
Based on him, Mr. Chinmayanand instructed her to maneuver right into a hostel room after she acquired a university job as she would get late in reaching dwelling.
“She mentioned a video was fabricated from her having a shower, after which she was blackmailed and her bodily exploitation began,” the classmate instructed reporters.
The coed’s father has alleged that Mr. Chinmayanand’s supporters have faraway from her room a pair of spectacles with a digital camera fitted in them, suggesting that this contained proof towards the BJP chief.
In a letter to SIT on Wednesday, the girl additionally alleged that some very important proof was faraway from the hostel room earlier than it was sealed by the police.