A local court on October 5 is most likely to pronounce order on the petition filed by the special investigation team (SIT) requesting for permission to access voice samples of the rape accused Swami Chinmayanand and the survivor. Earlier this week, the SIT put forward an application to access voice samples of Chinmayanand and the victim along with three other people who have been charged with demanding extortion. The court had reserved the oder on the plea on October 3. The victim who is a student of law had accused Swami Chinmayanand of rape and blackmail in September. Chinmayanand responded by filing a case of extortion against the student and three of her friends.
The former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand was to attend court on October 1. However, the date of his hearing got postponed to October 3 as a consequence of his late discharge from the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) hospital. After being discharged from the hospital, he was sent directly to Shahjahanpur jail. On October 1, District Court Judge Ram Babu Sharma reserved the order in the matter after hearing arguments from both sides. Sharma had dismissed the bail plea of Chinmayanand along with the law student. In relation to the case, two videos clips had surfaced. One allegedly showcased the obscene conversation between the woman and Chinmayanand. The other, however, showed the woman along with three other people and a driver in a car discussing the amount that is to be extorted from Chinmayanand.
The victim had earlier disappeared after putting up a post on social media. When the police tracked her down, an SIT was assigned to specially look into the case. The woman had alleged that Chinmayanand sexually exploited her for over a year after helping her with her college admissions. She alleged that Chinmayanand apparently filmed her while she was taking a bath and blackmailed her with the video, eventually raping her. The woman also alleged that she was raped multiple times and blackmailed by the leader post the incident.