A day after Chandigarh University claimed that only one video had surfaced, and that too, of the accused woman, police on Monday reportedly stated in court that another video, though not of an objectionable nature, of a girl in the hostel washroom had been found on the phone of one of the men arrested in the case. A court on Monday sent the three accused arrested in the Chandigarh University video case to police remand for a week.
Police had arrested the woman student who was accused of making the videos, but said that she had shared a video of only herself with her 23-year-old “boyfriend”, who was arrested from Himachal Pradesh on Sunday.
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Vivek Sheel Soni, Senior Superintendent of Police, SAS Nagar, said that preliminary investigation showed the accused girl had made only one video, and she had not anyone else.
However the lawyer, who appeared for the accused, accepted that a video of another girl student was shot in the washroom of the hostel, but it was not of objectionable nature, reports Hindustan Times.
Police are also investigating if the man arrested from Shimla had stored any videos on other devices, which are yet to be recovered. They also said the phones of all three accused are now with the forensics team.
Meanwhile, most students on campus left for home as the university has been shut down till September 24 in wake of the controversy. The authorities also suspended both wardens of the hostel.
Massive protests had erupted on Chandigarh University campus on Saturday around 4pm demanding justice over alleged ‘leaked objectionable videos’ of female students. The protesting students alleged that a fellow hosteller made videos of female students while taking a bath in the hostel, following which police had arrested the woman, her boyfriend in Shimla, and a third accused.
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.
On Monday afternoon, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann constituted a three-member all-women Special Investigation Team of police officials to probe the case. The SIT team will be under the supervision of senior IPS officer Gurpreet Kaur Deo.