Former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand, accused of rape by a law student has been sent to 14 days judicial custody by the court. He was arrested by the special investigation team of Uttar Pradesh police from Shahjahanpur.
The woman, who is a postgraduate student at one of the colleges run by Chinmayanand’s organisation, has alleged that she was raped and physically exploited for a year by the former Union Minister.
The case is being investigated by the SIT set up by Uttar Pradesh police on the directions of the Supreme Court.
The student had earlier threatened self-immolation if the police do not arrest him.
Police has registered a case of criminal intimidation and abduction against Chinmayanand on a complaint lodged by the woman’s father.
The SIT has also examined the principals of the two colleges where the woman studied in recent years.