Former union minister and BJP leader Chinmayanand, who has been arrested in a rape case, said he is ashamed of his deeds, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of UP police has claimed.
Though he has not confessed to committing rape, Chinmayanand admitted of getting body massage and using objectionable words while talking to the law student, who has accused the BJP leader of sexually assaulting her for a year.
Earlier in the day, Chinmayanand was arrested on charges of rape by the Uttar Pradesh SIT from his residence in Shahjahanpur. He has been sent to 14 days judicial custody by a court in Shahjahanpur.
Three others were also arrested for allegedly trying to extort Rs 5 crore from Chinmayanand by sending him threat messages.
“I have come to know SIT arrested Chinmayanand on the allegations levelled by the girl in an application submitted by her to Delhi police, Chinmayanand’s lawyer Om Singh had said.
On Thursday evening, Chinmayanand reached his ashram from the Shahjahanpur hospital where he was admitted for the last two days for treatment. Chinmayanand was taken thereafter he made complained of uneasiness and pain in the chest.
The arrests have been made four days after the woman, who studies in a college run by an organisation headed by Chinmayanand, recovered her statement before a magistrate in Shahjahanpur. On Wednesday, the girl had threatened to immolate herself if the SIT did not book Chinmayanand in the rape case. She had also submitted an application to Delhi police accusing Chinmayanand of allegedly sexually assaulting him.
The SIT was formed by the state government on the direction of the Supreme Court to probe two cases. The first case was lodged by the girl and father, who had accused Chinmayanand of abducting his daughter while the second case was lodged against an unidentified person for sending a threatening message to Chinmayanand and demanding Rs 5 crore extortion money. SIT chief Inspector General Naveen Arora said two days back that SIT had taken cognizance of the application submitted by the girl to Delhi police.