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BJP leader, aide booked in Chinmayanand extortion case

After Chinmayanand was booked for sexual harassment, he had filed a complaint with the police, alleging Rs 5 crore extortion attempt to defame him by circulating objectionable video clips featuring him.

Written by Manish Sahu | Lucknow | Published: November 6, 2019 3:35:28 am
Chinmayanand being taken into custody. (File Photo)

The Special Investigation Team (SIT), which is investigating the sexual harassment charge against former BJP minister Chinmayanand, on Tuesday booked BJP’s Shahjahanpur district vice-president Dharmendra Pratap Singh Rathore and his associate in a case of extortion in which the woman complainant is an accused. Dharmendra’s elder brother, JPS Rathore is BJP’s state vice-president and chairman of UP Pollution Control Board with the minister of state rank.

After Chinmayanand was booked for sexual harassment, he had filed a complaint with the police, alleging Rs 5 crore extortion attempt to defame him by circulating objectionable video clips featuring him. The SIT had arrested the woman complainant and three men — Sanjay Singh, Vikram alias Durgesh and Sachin alias Sonu Sengar — in connection with the extortion case. All the four and Chinmayanand are currently lodged in Shahjahanpur jail.

According to SIT, Dharmendra (45) his 28-year-old associate, Ajeet Singh, had got the video clips from the woman complainant who was a student of law in a college run by Chinmayanand. Ajeet, SIT said, is a distant relative of Sanjay Singh.

Both Dharmendra Rathore and Ajeet have been booked under relevant IPC Sections.

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