After getting discharged from Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, former Union minister Chinmayanand had visited the King George's Medical University (KGMU) complaining of an eye problem but was not admitted, officials said on Tuesday.
Chinmayanand, against whom a law student had leveled rape charges, was attended by doctors at the KGMU and was called for a checkup on October 16, officials said.
"Chinmayanand had reached KGMU on Monday night complaining of a problem in the eye. He was attended to and was called for a checkup on Oct 16," KGMU media in-charge Dr. Sandeep Kumar said.
According to sources, Chinmayanand wanted to get admitted to the KGMU but was called later. He reached the Shahjahanpur district jail at 2.30 am. Kumar declined to comment when asked about Chinmayanand's attempt to get himself admitted in the KGMU.
On Monday, Chinmayanand was discharged from SGPGIMS hospital after spending a week there. Earlier, doctors in Shahjahanpur had referred the BJP leader to Lucknow for angiography in view of his health condition, jail sources said.
In Shahjahanpur, Jail Superintendent Rakesh Kumar told PTI that Chinmayamand is lodged as a common prisoner and his "health appeared to be good". "He took the breakfast this morning and his routine was like other prisoners," he added.
Hours before the Shahjahanpur court rejected the two bail pleas, Congress workers held a public meeting in the town, ahead of a planned march to state capital Lucknow in support of the student. The police, however, promulgated prohibitory orders, arresting about 80 Congress workers and thwarting the nyay yatra their planned 180-km march for justice. They were later released on personal bond, police said.
Chinmayanand has been booked under section 376C, a charge short of rape, on the basis of the complaint filed by the 23-year-old woman who studies at a college run by his ashram. The woman herself was charged with extortion, following a complaint by the politician's lawyer that she and three others had demanded Rs 5 crore from the leader.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra lambasted Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath's government on September 26 over the arrest of the 22-year-old law student, who accused the BJP leader Chinmayanand of rape, and questions if this is BJP's justice. She further called the BJP government 'anti-woman' on accounts of multiple rape cases.
(With PTI inputs)