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‘Objectionable videos’: Fresh protest on Chandigarh University campus; police say accused girl leaked only her own clip : The Tribune India


Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 18

Amid raging controversy over allegedly offensive ‘leaked videos’ of some girls from Chandigarh University, police said a preliminary investigation found that a female student who had been detained had shared her own video with someone whose It was alleged that she was from Himachal Pradesh whose role is also under the scanner.

Police have dispatched a team to arrest a juvenile in Himachal Pradesh.

Meanwhile, another protest was staged on the university campus on Sunday night by a large number of students, including men, with some accusing university authorities of “suppressing” the incident.

Most of the protesters were dressed in black and shouted slogans such as “we want justice” in the presence of the police.

Mohali, Superintendent of Police Vivek Sheel Soni, previously urged people not to pay attention to rumors and told reporters that no case of suicide attempt by a female student has been noted.

He also said there were no deaths in connection with the incident.

Chandigarh University students protest on campus after private videos of several college girls were posted on social media Saturday night, in Mohali. PTI photo

The university authorities also rejected reports that videos of several female students were taken and shared on social media.

Massive protests erupted on campus earlier in the day after allegations were made that someone recorded offensive videos at a girls’ hostel. The situation spiraled out of control after rumors circulated that the hostel resident allegedly committed suicide. However, the university administration claimed that no girl had attempted suicide and added that few girls had “passed out.”

According to sources, three residents of the girls’ hostel approached the warden, claiming that one of the residents had made offensive videos. “The video of the guard, which is being circulated on social media, was created on purpose. The guard checked the allegations of the three hostel residents. We have investigated the matter and no offensive video has been found. In addition, the hostel residents living in protesting the videos distributed were also informed. There was no suicide attempt on campus. Some girls had passed out before waiting for their offensive videos to be circulated on social media. They were given first aid and sent back to campus. All details of the incident have been passed on to the police,” said a senior university official.

Earlier, Mohali SSP Vivek Soni said: “So far no offensive videos of other girls have been found with the accused. We are setting up a center here and any student who has any evidence or question can approach the center. The case will be thoroughly researched.”

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DGP Gaurav Yadav said no deaths had been reported from Chandigarh University. “A girl accused of making a video has been arrested. An FIR has also been filed. Every measure is being taken to prevent the distribution of an offensive video. I request everyone not to distribute videos or spread rumours. “

“A protest broke out last night and the students have been given all the explanations. We are checking it with the help of the police,” said Satnam Singh Sandhu, chancellor of Chandigarh University.

Punjab’s Higher Education Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer has assured CU students justice. He said the mohalic DC and the SSP would conduct a thorough investigation and no one would be spared.

Instructions have been given to the DC and the SSP to conduct the probe urgently, he said.

Meanwhile, many hostel residents from Chandigarh University protested and shouted slogans against the varsity management for handling the situation incorrectly, in the wee hours of Saturday night. Several videos show residents demanding justice and abusing campus security personnel. You can watch the protesters open the gates of the hostel and try to run outside the campus.

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“The protest took an ugly turn when the principal and other officials continued to pressure other students into filing a false complaint against the alleged accused. They should have investigated the matter first, rather than blame the student And if the video was made on purpose, why did they spread it on social media?” one of the hostel residents asked.

On Sunday morning, heavy police force was deployed outside the campus to prevent any undesirable situation.

A forensic team led by Dr Ashwani Kalia has also reached the University of Chandigarh to check mobile phones and collect evidence.

The incident is likely to cause political upheaval, given the proximity of Chandigarh University Chancellor Sandhu to the BJP’s central leadership.

Meanwhile, IIn an official statement on Sunday, Dr RS Bawa, pro-chancellor of the University of Chandigarh, said: “There are rumors that seven girls have committed suicide, while the fact is that no girl has taken such a step. No girl is hospitalized in the incident.”

“A further rumor is circulating on social media that 60 offensive MMS messages have been found from various students. This is totally incorrect and unfounded. During the university’s preliminary investigation, no videos of objectionable students were found; except for a personal video made by a girl and shared by herself with her boyfriend,” said the pro-chancellor.

“All the rumors of offensive videos made of other students are totally false and unfounded. At the request of the students, Chandigarh University itself has voluntarily offered the further investigation to the Punjab Police, who have taken a girl into custody and are raising charges filed FIR under the ICT Act.”

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All cell phones and other equipment have been handed over to the police for further investigation and Chandigarh University is fully cooperating with the police in the investigation.”

“It further clarifies that the university is fully committed and competent to ensure the safety and security of all our students, especially our daughter-like girl students,” said Pro-Chancellor.


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