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JNU professor booked after sexual harassment claims by group of women students

PTI | Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 11:29 PM IST

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New Delhi: A case has been registered against a professor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University’s School of Life Sciences (SLS) following allegations of sexual harassment against him by a group of women students, police said today. The FIR was registered at the Vasant Kunj police station in southwest Delhi, they said.

At a press meet held on the JNU campus yesterday, the women students had issued a statement, “The professor often makes sexually-coloured remarks, open demands for sex and comments on the figure of almost every girl. If a girl objects, he holds a grudge against her”.

“There is a financial nexus between the professor and the administration. No instrument has been purchased for years, but still crores of rupees have been spent,” it said.

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The Delhi Police said they would be questioning the professor soon. The JNU professor, however, told PTI, that he was being targeted by the Left-leaning students.

“The girls, who have levelled the allegations against me, had received a mail from me on February 27 regarding their irregular attendance in the lab. So, they are targeting me,” he had said yesterday.

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Published on: Friday, March 16, 2018, 02:41 PM IST