Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) professor Atul Johri, who was arrested by the Delhi Police for alleged sexual harassment of several women students, was granted bail by the Patiala House Court.
Duty magistrate Ritu Singh granted bail to Johri and directed him to furnish a bail bond of Rs 30,000 for each of the eight FIRs registered against him.
Johri had moved a bail plea saying sending him to jail would spoil his career.
Students, professors and women rights organisations have been protesting demanding his arrest, after some students accused him of sexual harassment.
Delhi's Patiala House Court grants bail to accused JNU Professor Atul Johri. pic.twitter.com/10pFVQpWxo— ANI (@ANI) March 20, 2018
An FIR was filed against the Department of Life Sciences professor based on one of the eight complaints from women students.
After JNU students held a mass protest outside Vasant Kunj Police Station yesterday, women rights organisations including All India Democratic Women's Association and All India Mahila Sanskritik Sanghatan today held protest outside the police station demanding arrest of the professor.