3 Held, 2 Wardens Sacked Over Chandigarh University Leaked Videos

New Delhi: An only women police officers three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed to probe allegations that objectionable videos of several women students were recorded and shared by a hosteller at Chandigarh University.

“On directions of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, a three-member all-women SIT has been constituted to investigate Chandigarh University case, under the supervision of senior IPS officer Gurpreet Kaur Deo. One student and two others arrested… Electronic devices seized and sent for forensic examination,” DGP Punjab Gaurav Yadav was quoted as saying by India Today.

Authorities at Chandigarh University have suspended classes for six days till September 24 amid demonstrations by students. Protests were called off around 1:30 am on Monday after the administration accepted the demands put forward by the students. In further action taken by the varsity, two hostel wardens have been suspended. All hostel wardens are being transferred and hostel timings have also been changed, the report added.

It may be recalled that massive protests broke out on campus post-midnight on Saturday after students alleged that ‘private’ and ‘objectionable’ videos of several female hostel inmates were leaked on the internet.

So far, authorities have nabbed three persons, a woman student, a 23-year-old man, rumoured to be her boyfriend, from Himachal Pradesh and his 31-year-old friend.

The students alleged that videos of nearly 60 girls taking a bath in the hostel were leaked. On the other hand, the varsity issued a statement that one video was circulated. Moreover, it was captured and circulated by the accused. They said that the girl had made the video and shared it herself with her friend in Himachal Pradesh.

 

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