After getting discharged from a hospital in Lucknow on Monday, former Union minister Chinmayanand visited another hospital in the city complaining of an eye problem but was not admitted, officials said on Tuesday.
After his bail petition in the sexual assault case was rejected by the District and Sessions court of Shahjahanpur former BJP Minister Chinmayanand was discharged from the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) late on Monday night and sent back to Shahjahanpur jail.
Earlier on Monday, the district court in Shahjahanpur rejected the bail applications of both Chinmayanand and the 23-year-old law student who is accused of extortion of Rs 5 crore from the former Union minister.
Two days after his arrest on September 20, Chinmayanand was shifted to the hospital after he complained of high blood pressure and chest pain. Later, he complained of urinary problems. On Monday, after he spent a week in the cardiology ward of the hospital here, the doctors said his condition was normal.
Chinmayanand was attended by doctors at the King George’s Medical University (KGMU) and was called for a checkup on October 16, officials said.
“Chinmayanand had reached KGMU on Monday night complaining of a problem in the eye. He was attended to and was called for a checkup on Oct 16,” KGMU media incharge Dr Sandeep Kumar said.
According to sources, Chinmayanand wanted to get admitted in the KGMU but was called later. He reached Shahjahanpur district jail at 2.30 am.
Dr Kumar declined to comment when asked about Chinmayanand’s attempt to get himself admitted in the KGMU.
Earlier, doctors in Shahjahanpur had referred the BJP leader to Lucknow for angiography in view of his health condition, jail sources said.
Shahjahanpur Jail Superintendent Rakesh Kumar told news agency PTI that Chinmayamand is treated as a common prisoner and his “health appeared to be good”.
“He took the breakfast this morning and his routine was like other prisoners,” he said.
Chinmayanand has not been charged with rape, even though the law student has accused him of the crime. Instead, he has been charged under a sub-section of the rape law for “misusing authority for sexual intercourse.” Booked under IPC sections 376-C (sexual intercourse by a person in authority), 354-D(stalking), 342( wrongful confinement), and 506(criminal intimidation).
The SIT also booked the law student and was arrested last week on extortion charges. She has been booked under IPC sections 385(putting a person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion), 506 (criminal intimidation), 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of the offence, or giving false information to screen offender).
The cases are being probed by Special Investigation Team formed by the Uttar Pradesh government on direction of the Supreme Court.