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Allahabad High Court on 3 February granted bail to Chinmayanand in the case of sexual exploitation of a female law student.
Former Union minister Chinmayanand was arrested last year in a case of sexual exploitation of a law student under Section 376, a charge short of rape.
The Allahabad High Court granted bail to Chinmayanand, who was arrested on 20 September under section 376-C of the IPC, a charge short of rape.
The 23-year-old law student was booked for extortion after former union minister Chinmayanand accused her and three others of blackmailing him for Rs 5 crore.
The 23-year-old was to take her third-semester exam at the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University in Bareilly.
Former Union minister Chinmayanand is in jail on charges of sexually assaulting a law student. The SIT is also looking into the case of the student allegedly extorting Chinmayanand.
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Authorities are running parallel investigations into BJP leader Chinmayanand, accused of rape, and his accuser, a UP law student suspected of blackmailing the politician.
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The SP and the Congress allege that caste has played a role in UP government's delayed action in the Chinmayanand case.