Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh: The role of the Special Investigation Team (SIT), set up to probe the charges against Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand, has now come under a cloud.
The father of a law student who accused Chinmayanand of raping her has alleged that the SIT has leaked footage from the video recording that his daughter gave them.
The law student had, on Saturday, given a pen drive containing 43 videos to SIT to support her allegations after the sleuths asked her to submit whatever evidence she had against the former Union Minister.
"This is a conspiracy and I will request the Supreme Court to order a probe into this," he told reporters.
"How have the screenshots and videos come on the social media? The screenshots have been posted even on various social media platforms. These were given to the SIT by my daughter. This is a conspiracy," he said.
Swami Omji, a self-styled god man, who rose to fame after his controversial stint in reality show Bigg Boss, has come out in support of Chinmayanand.
"If any false case is registered against Chinmayanand, then crores of Hindus will hit the streets throughout the country and rise in rebellion," he warned.
If any false case is registered against Chinmayanand, then crores of Hindus will hit the streets throughout the country and rise in rebellion.
"The Uttar Pradesh government must not register any case of rape against Chinmayanand and if it has been lodged, it must be withdrawn," he said.
Omji claimed the girl student had met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Delhi and it was at their behest that a zero first-information report (FIR) was lodged against Chinmayanand.
The SIT, set up on Supreme Court orders, had taken the woman to Chinmayanand's bedroom on Friday morning and had collected various pieces of evidence. The SIT had quizzed the student's mother on Saturday and her friend Sanjay on Sunday.