New Delhi: The postgraduate law student, who had levelled harassment charges against Swami Chinmayanand, on Monday alleged that she was raped by the BJP leader who also physically exploited her for one year.
Addressing media persons, she claimed that the Shahjahanpur police were not registering the rape case.
"Swami Chinmayanand raped me and even exploited me physically for one year," she alleged before media persons. Her face was covered with a black scarf.
"Delhi police have registered this complaint at Lodhi Road police station and forwarded it to Shahjahanpur police, which is not registering the rape case," she said.
"On Sunday, the SIT quizzed me for about 11 hours. I have told them about the rape. Even after telling them everything, they have not arrested Chinmayanand yet," she said.
The Special Investigation Team had on Sunday recorded statements of the law student's family members. A day earlier, the team visited Chinmayanand’s residence, ashram and the college run by him where the student studied, according to the college principal.
The SIT, headed by Inspector General of Police Naveen Arora, was set up by the Uttar Pradesh government following the orders of the Supreme Court.
While police remain tightlipped on the probe, the principal of Swami Shukdevanand Post Graduate College, where the woman studied, said the SIT also visited Divya Dham, the residence of Swami Chinmayanand but could not meet him as he was out of town.
The members of the team including, IPS officers Bharti Singh, PS Anand and others, asked questions about the woman to the students. They also spoke to her friend who was found with her in Rajasthan, principal of the college, Avnish Misra, said.
The woman had gone missing after levelling the allegations against Chinmayanand in a video and was later found in Rajasthan by the UP police.
The Shahjahanpur police had on August 27 lodged an FIR against Chinmayanand after the student went missing.
Her father had filed a complaint with the police, accusing Chinmayanand of sexually harassing his daughter, a charge refuted by the BJP leader's lawyer who claimed it was a "conspiracy" to blackmail him. (PTI)
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