Student, her friend under lens in Chandigarh University clip 'leak' row arrested

Updated on Sep 18, 2022 11:16 PM IST

Police said the girl appeared to have shared a video of herself with the youth from Shimla and no objectionable video of any other student was found.

Students protest at Chandigarh University in Mohali over the leaked clip controversy on Sunday. (Sanjeev Sharma/HT Photo)
Students protest at Chandigarh University in Mohali over the leaked clip controversy on Sunday. (Sanjeev Sharma/HT Photo)
By | Written by Sohini Goswami

A 22-year-old girl student and her 23-year-old friend, both named as accused in the Chandigarh University ‘leaked’ video case, were arrested on Sunday.

The 23-year-old man, a resident of Rohru, was initially detained by the Shimla Police and later handed over to their Punjab counterparts.

Hours ago, after preliminary investigation, the Mohali Police arrested the 22-year-old woman studying at the private university amid massive protests over the alleged leak of the objectionable videos of around 60 students at a varsity hostel.

Another 31-year-old person was detained by the Punjab Police from Shimla in connection with the case, the Shimla Police said, according to news agency ANI.

Punjab's additional director general of police, Gurpreet Deo, who reached the Chandigarh University campus along with other senior officers after the Saturday night protests, said the girl appeared to have shared only a video of herself with the youth and no objectionable video of any other student was found.

Officers earlier said an FIR under IPC section 354-C (voyeurism) and the IT Act has been registered in the matter and further probe is underway.

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The university authorities have also rejected as "false and baseless" reports that claimed videos of several women students in the university hostel were made and leaked on social media and students had attempted suicide after the episode.

A fresh protest was held on the university campus on Sunday evening by a large number of students, including men, with some of them accusing the university authorities of “suppressing” the incident.

The authorities later issued a statement saying Monday and Tuesday will be “non-teaching days” for students in the university "due to some unavoidable reasons."

(With inputs from bureau)

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