In another shocking revelation, the law student from Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur, who has accused BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand of raping her and “physically exploitation” stated that the former MP recorded videos of her while she was in the bath and used them to blackmail and rape her.
According to the reports, the 23-year-old postgraduate student’s statement was recorded under section 161 of CrPC on Friday and a pen drive was handed over in which “all the evidence against the BJP leader” is stored. The victim said that she has a total of 43 videos including a video of a sexual act shot by the accused.
“I have full trust in the apex court and they will help me get justice,” the woman said.
Reportedly, the woman’s father has handed over 43 video clips to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case. He has also demanded that Section 376, along with the provisions for destroying evidence, be evoked against the former MP as some of the evidence has been removed from the hostel room of his daughter at the BJP leader’s behest.
The woman’s father told reporters that Chinmayananad had raped his daughter after blackmailing her with the recorded videos. His daughter then decided to record all his acts using a hidden camera.
A friend of the law student had also spoken out in her support, confirming the charges pressed against the former MP.
“She studied with me in the same college and had told me about the problems she was facing. She told me she was first given free food and other privileges in the hostel but was unaware of what was in store for her. Later, she told me that when she went for a bath, her video was recorded, which was later used to blackmail her,” the friend recalled.
On Friday, Chinmayanand was grilled by the SIT for more than 7 hours in Shahjanapur. The SIT members and a forensic team also spent six hours at his Divya Dham Ashram, where his bedroom was later sealed.
The LLM student from the Swami Shukdevanand Law College (SS Law College) in Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh had alleged that Swami Chinmayanand had raped her and physically assaulted her for over a year. She had released a video on social media on August 23, levelling allegations of sexual harassment against Chinmayanand.
The student, however, went missing three days after the allegations were made. This had raised suspicion that the BJP leader had abducted her and accordingly, the police had registered a case of abduction against him.
But later she was traced in a Delhi hotel with one of her male friends, who allegedly made extortion call to Swami Chinmayanand demanding ₹5 crore. They had left the hotel before the police could reach there, but later they were found in Rajasthan. The girl had confessed that she had gone on her own with her friend, and she was not abducted by Chinmayanand.