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Police yet to register case

The south Delhi Police are yet to register a case in the ‘JNU sex movie scandal’, as neither the girl in the video nor the university authorities have approached them with any formal complaint.

delhi Updated: Feb 08, 2011 23:33 IST
HT Correspondent

The south Delhi Police are yet to register a case in the ‘JNU sex movie scandal’, as neither the girl in the video nor the university authorities have approached them with any formal complaint.

"We cannot register a case till either the woman or university authorities approach us," said HGS Dhaliwal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South).

Chief proctor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), HC Bohidar, who is investigating the matter, revealed that he has come across some new facts.

"These facts are proving to be quite helpful in our investigation. The report will be submitted to the Vice-Chancellor in a week’s time. If proven guilty, the students will face severe punishment," he said.

Bohidar also added that both the boys, including the one who filmed the act, are being interrogated but the girl has not been called to Delhi as she had left the university last year after the incident.

The video, which was made with a handycam, has been doing the rounds of the campus for almost a year now.

According to JNU sources, the girl’s boyfriend, a BA student in the School of Languages, made it when she visited him at one of the hostels in the campus.

"The video was then circulated among the friends of the main accused. We believe that the woman was not aware about being filmed. We are investigating as to why the accused made the video in the first place," said a senior official at JNU on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to speak to the media.

Another person under the scanner is a student of computer applications in the same university, who allegedly filmed and edited the video.

The incident came to light when a department of the university submitted the clip to the Proctor’s office.

When questioned, most JNU students said they came to know about the incident only on Tuesday through news reports. Student leaders of various parties have so far refrained from commenting on it.

"We don’t think it is appropriate to make any comment right now. It is a sensitive subject and we urge the administration to look into to the matter seriously and take steps against those who are behind it," said Sucheta Das, a Ph D student and member of the All India Students’ Association.

But the question everyone is asking is, are the varsity authorities contemplating about making hostel rules stricter?

"That won’t be necessary. This case is an aberration, not a routine," said Bohidar.