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JNU scandal: Two students expelled

The Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU) officials on Friday expelled two students and rusticated a third for their involvement in a scandal involving a pornographic video film after an internal inquiry committee submitted its report to the vice-chancellor.

delhi Updated: Feb 12, 2011 01:43 IST
HT Correspondent

The Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU) officials on Friday expelled two students and rusticated a third for their involvement in a scandal involving a pornographic video film after an internal inquiry committee submitted its report to the vice-chancellor.

The inquiry committee, headed by chief proctor HB Bohidar, submitted its report to vice-chancellor SK Sopory and recommended that the three students involved in the filming and circulation of the objectionable video clip be issued chargesheets.

The two students, who were earlier suspended for their involvement in the filming of the video and the making of a CD were expelled, while a third student — who had provided his room for use in the incident — was rusticated for one year, VK Jain, dean of students, said.

However, the south Delhi Police have still not received the report. "We have not received the report from JNU authorities," said HGS Dhaliwal, deputy commissioner of police (south).

The video clip circulating in the campus showed two students in a compromising position. The university also filed a formal complaint with the police on the basis of its findings.

"We have recommended that the cyber crime cell of the Delhi Police should investigate the larger angle of how the video was circulated and uploaded on the Internet and related issues of the case," said Bohidar.

The panel probing the incident was formed after the video clip — that was reportedly shot in April 2010, was reported to the Proctor's office — created an outrage.

The panel questioned a number of students over the past few days. "The inquiry has found that along with the two male students, another male student was found guilty of letting out his hostel room for the act," said Bohidar. "While the report has asked for expulsion of the first two, the third student could face expulsion for up to a year," Bohidar added.

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