Swami Chinmayanand: News

27 Mar 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Chinmayanand acquitted of keeping woman law student in captivity

A special court for lawmakers on Friday acquitted former Union Minister and BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand of keeping a law student in his captivity at Shahjahanpur allegedly to rape her.

23 Mar 2021

Uttar Pradesh

UP college student found with severe burns has died

A college student, who was found with severe burns along a national highway in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur district last month, died during treatment, police said on Tuesday.

14 Oct 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Law student, who accused ex-minister Chinmayanand of rape, disowns allegations

The Swami Chinmayanand rape case, which garnered headlines, took an unexpected turn on Tuesday, when the accuser, a young law student, took back her allegations during a hearing before a special MP-MLA court.

06 Nov 2019

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Chinmayanand case: Evidences prove charges against both politician, law student

The Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing rape charges against former Union Minister Chinmayanand, on Wednesday filed a chargesheet in the case.

Chinmayanand case: Congress leaders detained, permission for protest march denied

Yogi Adityanath's government in Uttar Pradesh, which is already being accused of going soft on rape-accused Chinmayanand, hit a new low on Monday after Congress leaders were detained.

Rape-accused Chinmayanand isn't a BJP member anymore, claims spokesperson

Weeks after the scandal related to Chinmayanand broke, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has distanced itself from him.

25 Sep 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Law student, who accused BJP leader Chinmayanand of rape, arrested

Weeks ago, a 23-year-old law student alleged BJP leader Chinmayanand, who wields immense power in Uttar Pradesh, raped her.

Court gives breather to student, who accused Chinmayanand of rape

The 23-year-old law student, who accused former Union Minister and BJP leader Chinmayanand of rape, got a reprieve on Tuesday after a court agreed to hear her plea seeking protection from arrest in connection to extortion case filed against her.

22 Sep 2019


Arrested after rape allegations, BJP leader Chinmayanand to lose sainthood

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Union Minister, Chinmayanand, who was arrested on Friday, upon allegations of sexual harassment, is set to lose his sainthood.

21 Sep 2019

Uttar Pradesh

There's no justice: Chinmayanand's accuser upset with probe, watered-down charges

A 23-year-old law student mustered enough courage to speak against powerful BJP leader Chinmayanand, who allegedly sexually harassed her for months.

20 Sep 2019


Rape-accused BJP leader Chinmayanand finally arrested, sent to 14-days custody

Days after a 23-year-old student accused him of rape, former Union Minister Chinmayanand was finally arrested on Friday by the Special Investigation Team (SIT).

19 Sep 2019


Won't be affected by media trial: SIT on Chinmayanand case

Days ago, former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand was accused of rape. Neither has he been arrested nor been booked for the heinous crime.

After woman records statement, rape-accused BJP leader Chinmayanand 'falls ill'

Days ago, he was accused of raping, filming and threatening a 23-year-old law student of Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur.

15 Sep 2019


Chinmayanand rape case: UP student claims "evidence removed" from ashram

UP student, who accused BJP leader Chinmayanand of rape, has claimed that "important evidence has been removed" from his ashram, where the ordeal took place.

Rape-accused BJP leader Chinmayanand questioned by SIT for seven hours

Swami Chinmayanand, accused of rape by a 23-year-old law student, was grilled by Supreme Court-appointed SIT for nearly seven hours on Thursday.

11 Sep 2019


Pen drive carrying evidence against rape-accused Chinmayanand given to SIT

A pen drive carrying damning evidence against Swami Chinmayanand has been handed over to the team investigating the rape allegations against him, an NDTV report said on Wednesday.

10 Sep 2019

Delhi Police

Chinmayanand Case: SIT searches student's hostel room for five hours

In the Swami Chinmayanand case, the Special Investigation Team (SIT), formed to probe the rape allegations, made some progress on Tuesday.

09 Sep 2019


"Swami Chinmayanand raped me", claims UP student who went missing

BJP leader and former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand was on Monday accused of rape by a young woman who went missing for a week from her home in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh. She was later found in Rajasthan.

How police traced student who accused BJP leader of harassment

It took Uttar Pradesh police seven days to find the 23-year-old law student who went missing after leveling harassment allegations on BJP leader and former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand.

UP: Law student, who accused BJP leader of harassment, found

Last week, a law student mustered the courage to speak about the harassment she faced at the hands of BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand. However, just a day after she spoke up, she went missing.

28 Aug 2019

Yogi Adityanath

BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand booked for allegedly kidnapping law student

Picture this: A law student from Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur levels harassment allegations on BJP leader and former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand. A day later, she goes missing. The UP Police refuses to take any action, the case gains media attention. UP CM Yogi Adityanath faces flak. Finally, the 'Swami' gets booked.

27 Aug 2019

Narendra Modi

Girl accuses BJP leader of harassment. Day later, goes missing

A law student from Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur levels harassment allegations on BJP leader and former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand. A day later, she goes missing. That's Yogi Adityanath's state for you.

25 May 2018

Allahabad High Court

UP court issues bailable warrant against rape accused Swami Chinmayanand

A UP court, headed by Chief Judicial Magistrate Shikha Pradhan, issued a bailable warrant of Rs. 5,000 against former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand, hearing an application moved by the rape victim, against the UP government's plea for withdrawing the case against him.