Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday (September 29) hit out at Uttar Pradesh’s BJP government over the Chinmayanand case.
She said that a rape case was not filed as the administration was “protecting” the former union minister.
Priyanka Gandhi also posted a media report on her twitter and claimed that administrative officials performed Chinamayanand’s aarti a year ago.
“Just about a year ago, many administrative officials of Shahjahanpur were seen performing aarti of Chinmayanand. The matter was raised in newspapers,” she said in a tweet. “Rape case was not filed despite the rape victim narrating her ordeal. How would it have been filed? When the whole administration was embracing and protecting him,” the Congress general secretary in-charge UP East said.
A post graduate law student from Shahjahanpur has accused Chinmayanand of rape. The student was on Wednesday arrested on charges of extortion and sent to 14-day judicial custody. Hours later, her bail plea was rejected. Chinmayanand, sent to judicial custody after his arrest, has been booked under section 376C of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), a charge with lesser punishment than rape.
(With inputs from agencies)