A man arrested by the police for sending lewd messages to a Delhi University professor has been denied bail by a court.
The court said in the light of the President’s ordinance amending the criminal law to make it stricter to deal with offences against women, the matter did not warrant bail.
Metropolitan Magistrate Ekta Gauba denied bail to Suman Raj, who was working as an attendant at Kalindi college.
Raj was arrested on March 11 on the complaint of a lady professor. The complainant had told police that Raj was sending her vulgar SMSes. He has been booked under section 354D IPC, which has been added to the Indian Penal Code by President’s ordinance in February and deals with offence of stalking.