The two male students allegedly involved in the ‘JNU sex movie scandal’ were suspended by the university’s administration on Wednesday.
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration took the step even as the investigation is still on.
“We are yet to receive any such complaints from either the university or the girl,” said HGS Dhaliwal, deputy commissioner of police (south). The video, which was made not with a cell phone but with a handycam, has been doing rounds of the campus for almost a year.
According to JNU sources, the boyfriend of the girl made a video while she visited him at one of the hostels in the campus.
“We have decided to suspend the students till the investigation is over. They will not be availing any of the benefits such as hostel accommodation and will also be barred from attending classes,” said JNU chief proctor HC Bohidar, who is the one-member committee probing the incident.
Bohidar on Tuesday had said that the students in question could face severe punishment if proven guilty.
According to university officials, the video was then circulated among the friends of the main accused in the case. They added that the girl was not aware that she was being filmed.
The accused, who made the video of his girlfriend, is a student in the School of Languages, while the student involved in recording the video is a MCA student of the university. The accused belongs to the Tapti hostel.
The incident came to light when a department of the university submitted the clip, which was in circulation, to the Proctor’s office.
The police said that the girl left soon after the accused boyfriend allegedly started blackmailing her with the video.
The girl left her studies in the middle and went back to her native place. The police said that in their internal enquiry they have not been able to ascertain that if the accused sold the video to anyone or not.