BJP's Chinmayanand's quizzing delayedSeptember 12, 2019 18:05
The SIT probing a student's harassment allegations against Swami Chinmayanand on Thursday questioned the principals of two colleges and had also asked the BJP leader earlier this week to appear before it.
Sources said the special investigation team had sent a notice to the former Union minister to appear before it for questioning after 6 pm on September 9, but this could not take place.
Chinmayanand had requested the SIT to postpone the questioning till after September 10, sources said.
However, the lawyer of the leader told a news channel on Thursday that Chinmayanand was ready for questioning anytime and the postponement was by the SIT itself.
No new date for this has been fixed yet.
The two principals questioned on Thursday head colleges where the woman has studied.
The postgraduate student has alleged that she was raped and "physically exploited" for a year by the BJP leader, whose organisation runs several colleges.
In a letter on the SIT on Wednesday, the woman alleged that some vital evidence was removed from her hostel room by Chinmayanand's supporters before it was sealed by the police.
Her father alleged that they removed from the room a pair of spectacles with a camera fitted in them, suggesting that this contained evidence against the BJP leader.
The woman also alleged that they planted some things there to tarnish her image.