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Chinmayanand case: Levelled charges under pressure from anti-social elements, says woman

These statements before the judicial magistrate were recorded under Sections 161 (relating to examination of a witness) and 164 (relating to recording of statements and confessions) of the Criminal Procedure Code.
The woman appeared before the court of special judge (MP/MLA court) Pawan Kumar Rai.(PTI)
The woman appeared before the court of special judge (MP/MLA court) Pawan Kumar Rai.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 28, 2020 12:29 AM IST
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Chinmayanand case: Court orders law student to appear before it on Nov 27

“The court has ordered the student to appear before it to record her statements as to why she has disowned her allegations of sexual harassment against Chinmayanand,” said Abhay Tripathi, prosecution lawyer representing the UP government.
The law student on October 13 disowned her accusations against Chinmayanand before the court, through her lawyer.(PTI file photo)
The law student on October 13 disowned her accusations against Chinmayanand before the court, through her lawyer.(PTI file photo)
Published on Nov 20, 2020 07:57 AM IST
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Chinmayanand case: UP law student’s mother alleges torture by SIT official, writes to CJI

HT has a copy of the letter addressed to the CJI. All India Democratic Women Association (AIDWA) and other women’s organisations have submitted a written to the governor.
The mother of the Shahjahanpur law student, who has accused former minister Swami Chinmayanand of rape, has written a letter to the Chief Justice of India(PTI)
The mother of the Shahjahanpur law student, who has accused former minister Swami Chinmayanand of rape, has written a letter to the Chief Justice of India(PTI)
Updated on Nov 07, 2019 07:20 AM IST
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Chinmayanand case: SIT files chargesheet against Chinmayanand, law student and five others

The probe has revealed that the complainant woman along with her accomplices may have attempted to extort Rs 5 crore from the former BJP leader in exchange of the evidence of her alleged sexual exploitation at his hands
Chargesheet has been filed against both former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand and the woman who accused him of rape.(PTI Photo)
Chargesheet has been filed against both former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand and the woman who accused him of rape.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2019 05:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Saurabh Chauhan

Chinmayanand case: SIT finds law student’s bag from drain

The development comes a day after the complainant’s father was interrogated by the SIT in connection with the extortion case filed by Chinmayanand against his daughter.
The Supreme Court took cognisance of the alleged rape and directed the UP government to form an SIT to probe the matter under the Allahabad high court’s supervision. The woman has alleged Chinmayanand raped and physically exploited her for over a year.(HT File)
The Supreme Court took cognisance of the alleged rape and directed the UP government to form an SIT to probe the matter under the Allahabad high court’s supervision. The woman has alleged Chinmayanand raped and physically exploited her for over a year.(HT File)
Updated on Nov 03, 2019 03:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

Chinmayanand’s plea to book law student under gangster act rejected

BJP leader Chinmayanand, on October 17, had written a letter to superintendent of police (SP) of Shahjahanpur to book the woman and the other three accused -- Sanjay, Vikram and Sachin -- under gangster act.
BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand has been arrested in Shahjahanpur on Friday, in connection with the alleged sexual harassment of a UP law student.(ANI Photo)
BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand has been arrested in Shahjahanpur on Friday, in connection with the alleged sexual harassment of a UP law student.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 23, 2019 03:20 AM IST
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Chinmayanand writes to UP Police, wants law student booked under Gangster Act

The 23-year-old law student was arrested last month by a special investigation team (SIT) on charges of extortion.
Former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand, accused of rape by a law student, as seen outside a government hospital after a medical examination following his arrest by a special team of Uttar Pradesh police.(PTI photo)
Former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand, accused of rape by a law student, as seen outside a government hospital after a medical examination following his arrest by a special team of Uttar Pradesh police.(PTI photo)
Updated on Oct 22, 2019 06:58 AM IST
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Akhada Parishad wants ‘Big Boss’ stopped; backs Chinmayanand

The Parishad, in its meeting held in Haridwar on Thursday to discuss preparations for the forthcoming Haridwar Kumbh-2021, also unanimously decided to extend all support to Swami Chinmayanand, presently facing charges of raping a law student.
Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad extended support to Swami Chinmayanand and offered legal support to him for contesting the rape case(HT Photo/ Rameshwar Gaur)
Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad extended support to Swami Chinmayanand and offered legal support to him for contesting the rape case(HT Photo/ Rameshwar Gaur)
Updated on Oct 10, 2019 10:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By Kenneth John

Court extends Chinmayanand’s judicial custody till October 16

Chinmayanand was produced before the court through video conferencing on Thursday.
The Shahjahanpur district court on Thursday extended former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand’s judicial custody till October 16.(PTI)
The Shahjahanpur district court on Thursday extended former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand’s judicial custody till October 16.(PTI)
Published on Oct 04, 2019 04:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow

Why were bail pleas of Chinmayanand and law student rejected?

On Monday, bail applications of former BJP minister Swami Chinmayanand and the law student who accused him of rape were declined by district judge (Shahjahanpur), Ram Babu Sharma.
The woman and Chinmayanand talked to each other for at least six hours from June 1 to August 30 this year, as 230 calls were exchanged between them. (Representational)(PTI photo)
The woman and Chinmayanand talked to each other for at least six hours from June 1 to August 30 this year, as 230 calls were exchanged between them. (Representational)(PTI photo)
Updated on Oct 02, 2019 12:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Saurabh Chauhan, Lucknow

‘Arrogance of power’: Priyanka Gandhi stings UP govt on Chinmayanand

Gandhi said the Yogi Adityanath government in UP is “nervous” and imposed Section 144 of the CrPC whenever they get to know about a protest against them.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.(HT image)
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 05:09 PM IST
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Chinmayanand’s akhada stops him from attending meals, meetings

The action comes at a time when the Akhil Bhartiya Akhada Parishad (ABAP)—apex decision-making body of the 13 recognised akhadas – is set to hold a meeting in Haridwar on October 10 to discuss among other things, possible action against Swami Chinmayanand, including his possible expulsion from the seer community.
Former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand, accused of rape by a law student and now in judicial custody, has been barred by his akhada from formally dining with fellow seers and attending meetings of his Shri Panchayati Akhada Mahanirvani on Saturday.(PTI)
Former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand, accused of rape by a law student and now in judicial custody, has been barred by his akhada from formally dining with fellow seers and attending meetings of his Shri Panchayati Akhada Mahanirvani on Saturday.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 28, 2019 11:45 PM IST
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Allahabad HC asks for progress report in Chinmayanand case, to hear case on Oct 22

The Supreme Court had taken suo motu cognizance in the matter of the missing girl and had directed the High Court to monitor the investigation of the case. After which, the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court nominated the case to the bench of Justice Manoj Mishra and Justice Manju Rani Chauhan.
On September 2, the Supreme Court directed the UP government to constitute a Special Investigation Team to investigate the sexual harassment allegations made by a law student against senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Chinmayanand.(PTI PHOTO.)
On September 2, the Supreme Court directed the UP government to constitute a Special Investigation Team to investigate the sexual harassment allegations made by a law student against senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Chinmayanand.(PTI PHOTO.)
Published on Sep 23, 2019 04:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By Jitendra Sarin

Akhada Parishad to decide on action against Chinmayanand at Haridwar meet

The Akhil Bhartiya Akhada Parishad (ABAP)—apex decision-making body of the 13 recognized Hindu monastic orders of the country—has decided to deliberate on action against him including his possible expulsion from the community of seers at their key meeting on October 10.
Former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand, accused of raping a law student has been arrested by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to probe the case.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand, accused of raping a law student has been arrested by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to probe the case.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 23, 2019 04:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar

‘Am ashamed of my deeds’, Chinmayanand told UP cops in law student case

Swami Chinmayanand has accepted to taking massage from the woman and also exchanged phone calls with her, said UP team investigating rape charges against Chinmayanand. He was arrested earlier on Friday
Swami Chinmayanand has been booked under section 376 C (sexual intercourse by a person in authority), 354 D (stalking), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 506 (criminal intimidation) according to the SIT.(HT image)
Swami Chinmayanand has been booked under section 376 C (sexual intercourse by a person in authority), 354 D (stalking), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 506 (criminal intimidation) according to the SIT.(HT image)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 12:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Chandan Kumar

Swami Chinmayanand: Once powerful politician, isolated man now

The seers of Ayodhya with whom Chinmayanand had rubbed shoulders during the temple movement in the 1990s, have either disapproved of his conduct or are maintaining a studied silence. None of them have come forward in support of him.
Mahant Kamal Nayan Das, another prominent saint of the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, also disapproved of any misconduct by seers.(ANI)
Mahant Kamal Nayan Das, another prominent saint of the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, also disapproved of any misconduct by seers.(ANI)
Published on Sep 18, 2019 04:29 AM IST
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Lucknow | By Pawan Dixit

Arrest imminent, Swami Chinmayanand behaving like a kid, says UP law student

The woman vented her anger at the SIT for neither arresting Swami Chinmayanand nor even registering an FIR.
The law student recorded her statement before a judicial magistrate on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
The law student recorded her statement before a judicial magistrate on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 10:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Saurabh Chauhan

BJP leader Chinmayanand examined by doctors at his ashram after complaining of uneasiness

Chinmayanand, who was suffering from loose stools for the last four days, complained of uneasiness in the evening after which the team of government and private doctors examined him.
The BJP leader was administered medicine and his condition was stated to be stable, the doctors attending on him said.(Photo: ANI)
The BJP leader was administered medicine and his condition was stated to be stable, the doctors attending on him said.(Photo: ANI)
Published on Sep 17, 2019 11:09 AM IST
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UP law student who accused Swami Chinmayanand of rape brought to court amid tight security

The second-year student at a college in Shahjahanpur run by former Union minister Chinmayanand had gone missing on August 24 after posting a video on social media a day earlier in which she accused him of threatening her and “destroying the lives of several girls.”
The 23-year-old law student, who has accused the BJP’s Swami Chinmayanand of raping her, was on Monday brought to a local court in Uttar Pradesh.(Photo: Sourced)
The 23-year-old law student, who has accused the BJP’s Swami Chinmayanand of raping her, was on Monday brought to a local court in Uttar Pradesh.(Photo: Sourced)
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 02:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Saurabh Chauhan

Chinmayanand Rape Case – SIT again grills BJP leader and youths seen with woman in video

The development came two days after the SIT along with the forensic team inspected the bedroom in Chinmayanand’s ashram in the presence of the woman complainant who, on the same day, handed over a pen drive to the probe team claiming it had video evidence against the former minister
The BJP leader has said the rape allegations against him resulted from a failed attempt to extort money from him(PTI Photo File)
The BJP leader has said the rape allegations against him resulted from a failed attempt to extort money from him(PTI Photo File)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 05:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Saurabh Chauhan

Bigg Boss fame Swami Om says allegations against Chinmayanand ‘ploy to defame Hindu saints’

He said that people who had been ‘supporting left-wing terrorists’ were also backing the allegations against Chinmayanand.
Big Boss 10 contestant Swami Om has dubbed the charges against the former minister as a ‘ploy to defame Hindu saints’(PTI)
Big Boss 10 contestant Swami Om has dubbed the charges against the former minister as a ‘ploy to defame Hindu saints’(PTI)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 05:49 PM IST
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Chinmayanand case: UP law student hands over video evidence to SIT

On Saturday, the SIT recorded the statement of her mother. Earlier, on Friday, the SIT had asked the former minister not to leave the town without informing them.
The law student who has leveled sexual harassment charges against former BJP MP Swami Chinmayanand has submitted a pen drive to the special investigation team (SIT) conducting the probe.(PTI)
The law student who has leveled sexual harassment charges against former BJP MP Swami Chinmayanand has submitted a pen drive to the special investigation team (SIT) conducting the probe.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 12:15 AM IST
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UP BJP leader Chinmayanand quizzed by SIT for over 7 hours

Amid tight security, the SIT, accompanied by the woman complainant and a forensics team, reached the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader’s house to inspect the sealed room.
The postgraduate student had alleged last month she was raped and “physically exploited” for a year by the BJP leader, whose organisation runs several colleges.(HT image)
The postgraduate student had alleged last month she was raped and “physically exploited” for a year by the BJP leader, whose organisation runs several colleges.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 05:16 AM IST
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Chinmayanand grilled for 8 hours past midnight, bedroom at ‘ashram’ sealed

Amid tight security on Friday morning, the SIT, accompanied by the woman complainant and a forensics team reached the Bharatiya Janata Party leader’s ashram-residence to inspect the bedroom that was sealed the previous night.
A special investigation team (SIT) formed to probe a law student’s rape allegations against Swami Chinmayanand grilled the former union minister for eight hours(PTI)
A special investigation team (SIT) formed to probe a law student’s rape allegations against Swami Chinmayanand grilled the former union minister for eight hours(PTI)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 06:13 PM IST
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Accused by law student of rape, BJP leader Chinmayanand grilled for 7 hours

The SIT team also inspected the bedroom of BJP leader and former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand at the ashram but since it was very late they sealed the room.
BJP leader and former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand has been quizzed by the SIT for around seven hours in connection with a law student’s allegation that he raped her, his counsel said on Friday.(HT File Photo)
BJP leader and former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand has been quizzed by the SIT for around seven hours in connection with a law student’s allegation that he raped her, his counsel said on Friday.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 10:24 AM IST
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Law student’s father says evidence has gone missing from hostel room

This had followed the woman’s claim that she had kept evidence substantiating her allegations in her hostel room.
The room was sealed on the direction of the Supreme Court when the harassment charges came to light in August.(HT image)
The room was sealed on the direction of the Supreme Court when the harassment charges came to light in August.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 12:54 AM IST
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Chinmayanand case: Woman student examined at hospital

The veracity of the videos still has to be forensically established and then it will depend upon the Court to take the cognizance of the videos into account.
The Special Investigation Team of the Uttar Pradesh Police is very cautiously probing the Chinmayanand case.(PTI photo)
The Special Investigation Team of the Uttar Pradesh Police is very cautiously probing the Chinmayanand case.(PTI photo)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 12:25 PM IST
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Chinmayanand case: Ex-BJP MP’s aides, lawyer quizzed

The team also took the young woman, who has accused Chinmayanand of raping and physically exploiting her for a year, for medical examination to the district hospital, said a police official who asked not to be named.
The medical examination may lead to the police registering a rape case against Chinmayanand, said another police official who, too, did not want to be named.(HT image)
The medical examination may lead to the police registering a rape case against Chinmayanand, said another police official who, too, did not want to be named.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 04:27 AM IST
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Raped for over 1 year by BJP leader Chinmayanand: Student

Addressing media persons here, she claimed that the Shahjahanpur police was not registering the rape case.
File photo of Swami Chinmayanand. He has been accused of raping and sexually exploiting an engineering student in Saharanpur.(HT photo)
File photo of Swami Chinmayanand. He has been accused of raping and sexually exploiting an engineering student in Saharanpur.(HT photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 01:47 AM IST
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Chinmayanand case: SIT reaches Shahjahanpur

The SIT, headed by Inspector General Naveen Arora, arrived on Thursday night and will start its investigation after looking into the details of the probe conducted by the local police.
A special investigation team (SIT), which was constituted by the Uttar Pradesh government on the orders of the Supreme Court, has arrived in Shahjahanpur to probe the harassment charges levelled by a woman law student against BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand.(PTI)
A special investigation team (SIT), which was constituted by the Uttar Pradesh government on the orders of the Supreme Court, has arrived in Shahjahanpur to probe the harassment charges levelled by a woman law student against BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand.(PTI)
Published on Sep 07, 2019 04:54 AM IST
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