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Former BJP MP Chinmayanand Acquitted In Sexual Harrasment Case

The prosecution could not prove its case beyond reasonable doubt, said Special Judge PK Rai, as per The Times of India. 

Former Bharatiya Janata Party MP Chinmayanand, accused in a sexual harrasment case involving a law student in Uttar Pradesh, was acquitted on Friday by a special court trying MPs and MLAs in Lucknow, Hindustan Times reported.

Om Singh, the lawyer who was representing Chinmayanand in court, said: “The court has discharged Swami Chinmayanand from all charges.” The prosecution could not prove its case beyond reasonable doubt, said Special Judge PK Rai, as per The Times of India.

The student and her colleagues were also acquitted by the court of charges of attempting to extort Chinmayanand of Rs 5 crore.

The court noted that all the witnesses had turned hostile in both cases.

The 23-year-old law student in October had denied that she had made any allegations against Chinmayanand and disowned her statement before the special court.

 

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