The law student who alleged BJP's Chinmayanand of rape has been taken for questioning, sources said--Photo courtesy the Print
LUCKNOW: A law student who has accused the BJP's Chinmayanand of rape and is in turn facing an investigation for alleged extortion, caught a break today as a court agreed to hear her request for protection from arrest. The court in Uttar Pradesh will hear her petition on Thursday. The Uttar Pradesh police is unlikely to arrest her before that.
The court breather came for the woman amid reports that she may be taken by the police for questioning after she was charged with extortion. "The media was running wrong news that the girl was arrested. We have not been given any notice," said the woman's lawyer Anoop Trivedi.
The 23-year-old woman was going to the court in UP's Shahjahanpur for protection from arrest when the police intercepted her, took her outside and made her sit in a vehicle, sources said.
In visuals, the law student is seen walking out of the court, flanked by a large number of policemen and a woman officer of the Special Investigation Team that is investigating her allegations that Chinmayanand, a former union minister and a powerful BJP leader, blackmailed her, forced her to give him massages and raped her for a year.