Former Union Minister and present Bhartiya Janata Party Leader Swami Chinmayanand has been reportedly booked for “misusing authority for sexual intercourse” or “sexual intercourse not amounting to the offence of rape”. Chinmayanand was arrested from his house this morning. All this came into action after when a law student accused Chinmayanand of rape, which the student earlier told before a court.
It is to be noted that Chinmayanand has been charged under section 376 C (sexual intercourse by a person in authority), 354 D (stalking), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 506 (criminal intimidation).
The whole matter came into the public domain after the woman put up a post in a social media site without naming Swami Chinmayanand. However, she went missing after that. It was when the Uttar Pradesh Police tracked her down and she appeared before Supreme Court with the allegations, an SIT inquiry was initiated followed by an order of Supreme Court of India.
Videos of Chinmayanand having a sexual conversation and body massage went viral on social media sites. The woman handed over the recordings to police which she claimed of filming them with secret camera on her spectacle. The woman reportedly submitted a pen drive with 43 video clips in it to back her allegations. “Chinmayanand admitted almost every allegation against him, including sexual conversations and body massage,” NDTV quoted Naveen Arora, chief of SIT appointed by the Supreme Court. “Swami has confessed that he did get himself massaged from the woman,” Hindustan Times quoted Arora.
According to a news report, Uttar Pradesh Police has also arrested three of the woman’s friends on charges of trying to extort Rs 5 crore from Swami Chinmayanand. Chinmayanad has been sent to 14-day judicial custody by a local court on Friday.