Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to set up a three-member all-women Special Investigation Team (SIT) of police officials to investigate the Chandigarh University MMS case. Chandigarh University witnessed protests demanding justice over alleged ‘leaked objectionable videos of female students. The students alleged that videos were made by a fellow student of female hostel mates while taking a bath in the hostel.
So far, Punjab Police arrested three accused in the case, including one female student from the university. Senior IPS officer Gurpreet Kaur Deo will lead and supervise the SIT team.
DGP Punjab, Gaurav Yadav pointed out that the investigation team will go to the bottom of the conspiracy. No one will be spared if found involved. Three are arrested, one from the university itself. Thanks to DGP Himachal Pradesh for excellent co-operation. Electronic devices were seized and sent for forensic examination.
Further appealed to maintain peace, he said, “Don’t fall to unverified rumours. Let’s work together for peace in society. Appeal to everyone to maintain peace and harmony.”
A few protesting students also claimed that girl students living in the hostel, whose videos went viral, attempted suicide. Although, police dismissed all these claims of suicide. Mohali Deputy Commissioner (DC) Amit Talwar dismissed, stating that no information about suicide has come out. Rumours are being spread.
As per the reports, Chandigarh University varsity will be shut till September 24. The step has been taken, citing the massive protests by students demanding action against the accused who are alleged blame to make and leak the MMS of girls at the girls’ hostel of Chandigarh University in Mohali.
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Protests ended late on Sunday and lasted for two days. Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) GS Bhullar spoke to the students late on Sunday and tried to pacify them by stating “implicit faith is necessary and law is being followed”. Several students were seen carrying their luggage as they left the premises after the orders of the university will be closed.
Chandigarh University MMS Case, Accused Arrested
One of the accused was identified as Sunny Mehta, arrested. Mehta belongs to a village under the Rohru Sub division of Shimla district, nearly 130 km away from the northern town. Another accused 31-year-old Rankaj Verma was arrested by a team led by Dr Monika, Superintendent of Police, Shimla. The accused fellow student of Chandigarh University in Mohali has also been arrested. The youth had reportedly said she made videos of some girls and sent them to youth in Shimla. | Chandigarh University MMS Case