Chinmayanand arrested only after survivor threatened self immolation: Priyanka Gandhi……..


            Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday said the government took action against former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand only after the woman, who accused him of rape, threatened self immolation. Taking to twitter, she said it was the strength of the public and journalism that Chinmayanand had to arrested. “The BJP government is so thick skinned that it did not take action till the rape victim said that she will self immolate herself. This is the strength of the public and of journalism that the SIT had to arrest Chinmayanand,” she said. “The public has ensured that ‘Beti Bachao’ does not remain in mere slogans but becomes a reality on the ground,” she added. The BJP leader was arrested by the special investigation team (SIT) of Uttar Pradesh police from his residence in Shahjahanpur earlier in the day, weeks after a law student at one of his colleges accused him of rape.An official said that accused former MP was taken for medical examination to Shahjahanpur district hospital following his arrest on Friday. The development comes days after the law student, who had alleged rape recorded her statement in front of the magistrate.After being produced in the court by the SIT, he has been sent to 14 days judicial custody. Earlier, Priyanka had slammed the BJP government and Uttar Pradesh police over the case tweeted, “The consequences of the BJP government and police’s negligence and protection to the accused in the Unnao rape case are in front of everyone.”