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Shahjahanpur case: Objectionable  videos, photographs surface

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Shahjahanpur case: Objectionable  videos, photographs surface

Thursday, 12 September 2019 | PNS | Lucknow/Shahjahanpur

Even as the Special Investigation Team (SIT) is continuing it probe into the allegations of sexual harassment by a female law student against BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand, objectionable videos and photographs of both the girl and the Swami have made their way to various social media sites.

A couple of videos of a young girl massaging the Swami started doing the rounds in social sites since Tuesday night. 

The video, said to be of April 31, 2014, was shot through a hidden camera fitted in the spectacles of the girl giving the massage. The video shows the girl demanding a hike in her salary during the massage to the Godman.

Similarly, on Wednesday, pictures and videos of the complainant and her friend were released, that claimed that the duo had demanded a huge amount from the Swami. The pictures and videos, said to be of August 24, before the girl and her friend were recovered from Rajasthan, give a first hand account of how they demanded a ransom Rs 5 crore from the Swami.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the SIT team took the complainant to a local medical college hospital under heavy security for medical examination. 

Chief Medical Officer Dr Anita Dhasmana said that the girl was examined by a panel of doctors. 

The SIT is also likely to interrogate the Swami after collecting more evidences. Swami’s lawyer had lodged an FIR against the girl for blackmailing and demanding Rs 5 crore from the BJP leader. 

A day after the victim levelled serious charges against Shahjahanpur district authorities and repeated her charge that former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand raped her, the SIT grilled the BJP leader on Tuesday for several hours and recorded it. The team also searched the hostel room of the victim and questioned some monks in the ashram. The SIT also took away CCTV footages from the ashram. 

During her interaction with media on Monday, the complainant said that evidence against the BJP leader was there in her hostel room. 

Meanwhile, terming the whole episode a conspiracy against him, Swami Chinmayanand on Wednesday expressed full faith in the SIT probe. 

“I have full faith in the SIT and everything will be clear once the probe is completed. This is a conspiracy against me,” the BJP leader told a news agency.  

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