Chandigarh University Video Row: Punjab CM constitutes 3-member all-women SIT to probe the case
Three accused including a girl student have been arrested so far in connection with the case. Read more on Dynamite News:
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has constituted a three-member all-women Special Investigation Team (SIT) of police officials to probe the case in which a Chandigarh University student allegedly made objectionable videos of her hostel mates, police said on Monday.
The SIT team will be under the supervision of senior IPS officer Gurpreet Kaur Deo.Three accused including a girl student have been arrested so far in connection with the case.
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"SIT will go to the bottom of the conspiracy. No person is to be spared if found involved. One student and two others were arrested. Thanks to DGP Himachal Pradesh for excellent co-operation. Electronic devices were seized and sent for forensic examination," said DGP Punjab, Gaurav Yadav.
He further appealed to everyone to maintain peace and said, "Don't fall to unverified rumours. Let's work together for peace in society. Appeal to everyone to maintain peace and harmony.
Earlier in the day sources said that the Chandigarh University varsity has been shut for students till 24 September.
The decision comes in the wake of massive protests by students demanding action against the allegations that objectionable videos of several students at the girls' hostel of Chandigarh University in Mohali were recorded by a fellow hosteller and shared on social media.
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Protests that began on Saturday night continued till late on Sunday. Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) GS Bhullar spoke to the protesting students late on Sunday night and tried to pacify them by saying "implicit faith is necessary" and "law is being followed".
"We will keep coming to you, implicit faith is necessary," said DIG GS Bhullar.
The Mohali Deputy Commissioner (DC) Amit Talwar also dismissed as "rumours" that students have attempted suicide. "No information about suicide has come out. It is a rumour that has been spread. We have not been brought forward any information that a suicide has taken place," Talwar said. (with ANI inputs)