Woman who accused ex-BJP minister Chinmayanand of rape withdraws allegations, faces perjury charge

The woman LLM student, who accused former Union minister Chinmayanand of sexually exploiting her, withdrew her rape charges against the UP BJP leader in a Lucknow court on Tuesday.

The woman categorically denied that she had accused the former Union minister of raping her. (Photo: PTI)

The woman who accused former BJP minister Chinmayanand of sexual assault has withdrawn her allegations before a court in Lucknow.

The law student, who had previously alleged she was repeatedly raped by the BJP leader, disowned statement before a special MP-MLA court in Lucknow on Tuesday.

She categorically denied that she had accused the former Union minister of raping her.

Angered at this, the prosecution immediately moved an application under Section 340 of the CrPC, seeking action against her for perjury.

Judge PK Rai directed his office to register the application and asked the prosecution to furnish a copy of the application to the victim and the accused.

The court fixed October 15 for hearing on the application.

The Allahabad High Court in February this year granted bail to Chinmayanand, whose trust runs the Shahjahanpur law college where the woman studied.

He was lodged in the jail following a case filed against him by the law student and was arrested in September last year.

The case was registered under Section 376-C of the IPC, an offence pertaining to the abuse of one’s position by a person in authority to “induce or seduce” a woman under his charge to have “sexual intercourse not amounting to the offence of rape”.

Chinmayanand (72) also faced charges under Sections 342 (wrongful confinement), 354-D (stalking) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.

(with inputs from PTI)

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