Allahabad High Court Grants Anticipatory Bail To Swami Chinmayanand

Swami Chinmayananda

The Allahabad High Court has granted interim anticipatory bail to Ex Union minister Swami Chinmayanand an accused in a rape case till the next date of hearing. Court directed the victim and the state government to file their replies within four weeks Also.

Justice Samit Gopal passed the order after hearing Senior Advocate Anoop Trivedi, counsel for petitioner Swami Chinmayanand.

He submitted that Swami Chinmayanand is a 75-year-old man and has been falsely implicated in the case. Chinmayanand does not have any criminal history. The former MP is also running several medical and educational institutions and is a person of high political and spiritual value,the counsel added.

Additional Advocate General MC Chaturvedi and Additional Government Advocate AK Sand opposed the bail application on behalf of the state government.

Swami Chinamayanand is accused of raping the law student,and taking her hostage in his ashram in the year 2011.

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