The Uttar Pradesh police Director General, OP Singh, on Wednesday, 25 September, told that the law student, who had accused Swami Chinmayanand for sexually harassing her, has been arrested by the SIT (Special Investigation Team) for allegedly trying to extort money from him.

This comes a day after the student’s lawyer, Anup Trivedi said that no action has been taken and no notice has been sent to her.

He on Tuesday said that “Reports of the victim’s arrest is wrong. Till now we have neither received any notice nor any action has been taken against us”.

He also said that the Court has allowed an anticipatory bail application on the victim’s behalf and the next date of hearing has been fixed on 26 September.

Chinmayanand’s lawyers had stated that a WhatsApp message of demanding Rs 5 crore was sent to Chinmayanand’s mobile phone. The message, they alleged, threatened to make some video clips viral if the amount was not paid.

The UP Police had earlier arrested three youths in this connection, they have now taken the survivor into custody as well. A local court in Shahjahanpur had rejected the bail pleas of the three youths on Monday.

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