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Chandigarh University sees stir for second night over 'leaked objectionable videos' row, 3 arrested: Top points | India News

Chandigarh College sees stir for second evening over ‘leaked objectionable movies’ row, 3 arrested: High factors | Information

New Delhi: Donning black T-shirts, college students of Chandigarh College in Punjab’s Mohali district continued to protest demanding justice over the alleged ‘leaked objectionable movies’ on Monday (September 19, 2022). The stir started at round 2:30 am on Sunday after it was alleged that objectionable movies of a number of women have been leaked. 

After a preliminary investigation, police arrested a lady scholar, whereas a 23-year-old youth, acknowledged to be her boyfriend, was held in Himachal Pradesh and handed over to the Punjab Police. The Himachal Police additionally detained one other 31-year-old man in reference to the case.

Deputy Inspector Basic of Police (DIG) GS Bhullar spoke to the protesting college students late on Sunday evening and tried to pacify them saying “implicit religion is critical” and “legislation is being adopted”. “We are going to hold coming to you, implicit religion is critical,” mentioned DIG GS Bhullar.

What occurred at Chandigarh College

Huge protests have been held by Chandigarh College college students in Mohali on Saturday evening after alleged `leaked objectionable movies` of girls college students went viral. Protesting college students alleged {that a} scholar made movies of lady college students whereas taking a shower within the hostel. The video was later made viral on social media.

ADGP Deo, who can also be holding the cost of girls and baby affairs, mentioned many rumours concerning the case have been circulating on varied social media platforms. “There are 4,000 lady college students who stay within the hostel. One has been arrested by police. Her telephone has been taken into police possession and state cyber crime is conducting its evaluation,” he mentioned. 

Accused lady made her personal video, no different MMS discovered: Police

Punjab’s Extra Director Basic of Police, Gurpreet Deo, who reached the Chandigarh College campus to take inventory of the state of affairs after the Saturday evening protests, advised reporters that the lady scholar appeared to have shared a video of herself with the youth and no objectionable video of another scholar was discovered. College authorities additionally rejected as “false and baseless” reviews that claimed movies of a number of ladies college students within the varsity hostel have been made and leaked on social media and that distraught college students had tried suicide.

Lady hosteller, two others held amid heavy protests

Three individuals – a lady scholar of the varsity and two males – have been held thus far within the matter amid enormous public anger. One individual was arrested whereas one other was detained in reference to the alleged leaked objectionable movies of Chandigarh College college students onSunday. The arrested accused has been recognized as Sunny Mehta. The youth belongs to an area village below the Rohru Sub division of Shimla district, practically 130 km away from the northern city.

The detained individual has been recognized as 31-year-old Rankaj Verma. Each the accused have been nabbed by a workforce led by Dr Monika, Superintendent of Police, Shimla and have been handed over to Punjab Police from Rohur and Dhalli police stations respectively.

Police denies reviews of suicide makes an attempt

The protesting college students additionally claimed that after the movies went viral, lady college students dwelling within the hostel tried suicide. Nonetheless, police refuted the suicide makes an attempt declare. “Forensic proof is being collected. Up to now no try and suicide has been reported. Medical data of scholars have been taken on file. Individuals mustn’t take note of any rumours,” the police mentioned.

The Mohali Deputy Commissioner (DC) Amit Talwar additionally knowledgeable that there had been no details about suicide thus far. “No details about suicide has come out. It’s a hearsay that has been unfold. Now we have not been introduced ahead any data {that a} suicide has taken place,” DC Talwar mentioned.

College phrases allegations ‘baseless’, college students disagree

The College authorities rejected “false and baseless” reviews that claimed movies of a number of ladies college students within the hostel have been made and leaked on social media and distraught college students had tried suicide after the episode.

Agitating college students have additionally accused the college administration of suppressing the matter as an alternative of taking motion. Girls college students mentioned that they introduced the matter to the discover of the college authorities earlier a number of instances however no motion was initiated.

Political uproar over Chandigarh College hostel video leak case 

The incident sparked a flurry of reactions from political events and the central and state ladies’s rights our bodies too stepped in. Many opposition leaders too had shared sturdy opinions on the matter.

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday had ordered a high-level probe within the matter, condemning the incident. “Our daughters are our honour… a high-level inquiry has been ordered into the incident… extreme motion will likely be taken in opposition to whoever is discovered responsible,” mentioned Mann in a tweet in Punjabi. “I’m in contact with the administration,” mentioned Mann.

Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur mentioned his state’s police was giving all cooperation wanted within the case.

Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Celebration chief Arvind Kejriwal condemned the video leak of the scholars of Chandigarh College and warranted the scholars that each one culprits will get the harshest punishment. “In Chandigarh College, a lady has gone viral by recording objectionable movies of many lady college students. That is very critical and shameful. All of the culprits concerned on this will get the harshest punishment. Sufferer women have braveness. We’re all with you. All act with persistence,” Kejriwal mentioned in a tweet. 

Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh additionally condemned the incident and mentioned, “The #chandigarhuniversity incident is shameful. These accountable should be given exemplary punishment. The dignity & security of our daughters ought to be of topmost precedence. Hope police will get into motion and units an instance in opposition to the culprits.”

Moreover, opposition leaders together with Punjab Congress president Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, former chief minister Amarinder Singh, Shiromani Akali Dal chief and former Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and senior Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa demanded a free and truthful probe and exemplary punishment for the responsible.

Punjab State Girls Fee has additionally taken cognisance of the matter.

(With company inputs)

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