Chinmayanand Rape Case: Former Minister Discharged from Lucknow Hospital, Sent to Shahjahanpur Jail
BJP leader Chinmayanand (Photo Credits: IANS)

Lucknow, September 30: Former Union minister Chinmayanand, who was admitted in the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences hospital in Lucknow, was discharged on Monday evening. Chinmayanand was sent to the hospital after his arrest in a rape case. The 73-year-old leader's BJP plea was denied earlier on Monday. Chinmayanand was admitted in SGPI, Lucknow, three days after his arrest on September 20. Chinmayanand, Accused of Rape by Law Student, Disowned by BJP Month After Massage Videos Go Viral.

The BJP leader had complained of high blood pressure and chest pain. He was immediately put under observation. Chinmayanand Rape Case: Law Student, Who Accused BJP Leader of Sexual Assault, Arrested by SIT in Extortion Case.

He was in the hospital for eight days. He spent the days in the cardiology department of the hospital, said reports. The doctors ruled his condition as normal.

Chinmayanand is accused of raping and sexually exploitating a 23-year-old student. The girl student had reportedly filmed the incidents. Later, reports emerged that the girl used the videos to blackmail Chinmayanand.

The bulletin issued by the hospital said, "Swami Chinmayanand was discharged today from the cardiology ward of the SGPGI at 6.30 pm." When contacted, Chief Medical Superintendent of the SGPGI, Dr Amit Agarwal, confirmed the development, reported PTI. 

"He (Chinmayanand) has been discharged from the hospital." Chinmayanand was admitted to the SGPGI here on September 23. Earlier, doctors in Shahjahanpur had referred the BJP leader to Lucknow for angiography in view of his health condition, jail sources said.