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Another JNU prof booked in molestation case

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Published : Apr 15, 2018, 3:14 am IST
Updated : Apr 15, 2018, 3:14 am IST

The university administration, however, said it had not received any complaint of molestation from any student.

Jawaharlal Nehru University
 Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi: In third such incident in a row, another professor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has been booked on Friday for allegedly molesting a student. 

The Delhi police has booked professor Ajay Kumar, a faculty member at the university’s social sciences department.

Last month, another JNU professor was arrested on charges of sexually harassing nine women students. He was later granted bail by a city court. A complaint was filed on Friday against Prof. Kumar at the Vasant Kunj police station that he misbehaved with her two days ago. 

The FIR was lodged on charges of assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty, criminal intimidation, and word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman, they said.

The student told the police that the professor had been harassing her for a long time but when the situation got out of hand, she approached the police.

The university administration, however, said it had not received any complaint of molestation from any student. “We don’t know of the particulars of the case. Unless astudent files a complaint with the Internal Complaints Committee of the university, we cannot take any action,” JNU registrar Pramod Kumar.

This is third case of molestation in the university in a month. Four professors in two different cases were accused of harassment earlier. A police complaint was filed only in one case while in the other case three professors were accused of harassment, a complaint was raised internally.

This is the third case of molestation in the university in the recent months. Four professors in two different cases were accused of harassment earlier. A police complaint was filed only in one case, while in the other case where three professors were accused of harassment, a complaint was raised internally.

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