Akhilesh Yadav Attacks BJP Over Arrest of Law Student Who Accused Chinmayanand of Rape
Lucknow: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday attacked the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over the arrest of the law student in the extortion case involving Swami Chinmayanand.
In a tweet, Yadav said that the BJP had shown their "true face" by arresting the student who had spoken out against its leader.
The Shahjahanpur girl was sent to judicial custody for 14 days on Wednesday morning after she was arrested by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the extortion case involving the former Union Minister.
The SIT on Tuesday also took two others accused for extortion — Sachin and Vikram — on remand for further investigation.
According to the SIT chief Naveen Arora, the three had accepted their involvement in the extortion case, although the law student had denied the charges.