I'm being framed like Sengar: BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand

BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand further said that attempts were being made to malign the image of the Yogi Adityanath government.

Published: 28th August 2019 04:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th August 2019 04:18 PM   |  A+A-

Uttar Pradesh chief minister yogi Adityanath with Swami Chinmayanand.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister yogi Adityanath with Swami Chinmayanand. (Photo| Facebook)

By IANS

SHAHJAHANPUR: Former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand on Wednesday said that he was being framed in a case of abduction and sexual harassment as part of a conspiracy.

Referring to the FIR lodged against him for the alleged abduction of a law student in SS College in Shahjahanpur, the BJP leader told a news channel: "This is a conspiracy against me and the girl in question is a part of it. There are four other boys who had earlier tried to blackmail me and extort money."

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The former minister further said that attempts were being made to malign the image of the Yogi Adityanath government.

"Earlier Kuldeep Singh Sengar was implicated in a similar case and now I am being targeted," he said.

Expelled BJP MLA Sengar has been charged with rape as well as for attempt to murder the rape victim and her lawyer through staging a road accident. Sengar is in Tihar Jail at present.

Swami Chinmayanand has been accused of "harassment and destroying lives of several girls" by a student of Shahjahanpur's SS College, of which the BJP leader is a director.

The girl student made this statement in a video clip that was posted on social media last week. A day later, the girl went missing and her father lodged a complaint with the police.

After the matter came into media spotlight, an FIR was registered against Chinmayanand on Tuesday night.

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