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SIT grills Chinmayanand for 7 hours, Priyanka Gandhi says probe pace slow

PTI
Published Sep 14, 2019, 1:40 am IST
Updated Sep 14, 2019, 1:40 am IST
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra asks why the UP police has adopted a lax attitude in dealing with the BJP leader’s case.
Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda
 Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda

Shahjahanpur: The special investigation team (SIT) probing a student’s rape allegation against BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand questioned him for seven hours and sealed the bedroom at his home here, sources said on Friday.

The SIT, formed on the orders of the Supreme Court, also brought the college student to the former Union minister’s home on Friday morning, continuing the search for evidence in her presence.

 

Chinmayanand, whose organisation runs several colleges, was questioned for about seven hours at the police lines here on Thursday night.

SIT members and a forensic team also spent six hours at his Divya Dham residence, where the bedroom was later sealed.

Sources said the BJP leader has been asked by the SIT not to leave Shahjahanpur till the completion of the probe, and policemen have been deployed in and around his home.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday attacked the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over the Chinmayanand case, alleging that the Yogi Adityanath dispensation’s ‘antics’ have made it clear that it has ‘nothing to do with women’s security’.

 

BJP leader and former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand has been accused of sexually exploiting a law student.

“The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, through its antics, has made it clear that it has nothing to do with women’s security,” Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet.

She asked why the state police has adopted a ‘lax approach’ in dealing with the case.

“After all, why did the complainant girl had to come before the press to seek security? Why is the UP police going slow? Is it because the accused is from the BJP?” the Congress general secretary said.

 

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