Law student arrested by SIT for extortion sent to 14 day judicial custody

Last Modified Wednesday, 25 September 2019 (15:27 IST)
Shahjahanpur: A local court here sent the law student, who accused BJP leader Chinmayanand  of rape, to 14 days judicial custody in connection with the extortion case.After medical examination, she was produced before (CJM) Vineet  Pandey who sent her to 14 days judicial custody.
  
Her arrest comes two days after she was  denied anticipatory bail by a division bench of the Allahabad High Court. The High Court had asked her to approach an appropriate court after  which the student's lawyer approached the Additional District and Sessions court which accepted the plea and directed that all records  related to the case be summoned before it on September 26.
 
The 23-year-old was on Tuesday detained and interrogated by the SIT, set up by the Uttar Pradesh police on the directions of the Supreme Court.The had on Tuesday also taken two other accused - Sachin and Vikram - on remand for further investigation in the case.
 
The SIT had earlier booked three of her friends after questioning them in connection to a video clip in which they were purportedly discussing extortion. According to SIT chief Naveen Arora, the three had accepted their involvement in the extortion case filed against them, although the law student had denied the charges.
 
''I do not know if the people who helped me escape from were using me. I have nothing to do with the extortion case. I think all this drama is being done to dilute my charges of rape,'' the law student had said.
 
On the other hand, a court  here  on Tuesday rejected the bail application of Swami Chinmayanand, who was arrested in the sexual-assault case. He had during the interrogation on Friday confessed to having called the law student for  ''massages'' while saying that he was ashamed of his act.
  
Chinmayanand is admitted at the SGPGIMS in Lucknow after he  complained of chest pain. He is presently normal and could be discharged from the hospital soon. Presently, Chinmayanand is under  judicial custody.(UNI)