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Sexual harassment case: JNU students clash with police in Delhi, demand arrest of professor Johri

The agitating students gathered in large numbers outside the police station in southwest Delhi, have been protesting for many days demanding arrest of accused professor Atul Johri.

Reported by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: March 19, 2018 19:49 IST ]
Students protest outside Vasant Kunj police station

A clash broke out between students and police outside Vasant Kunj Police Station in Delhi on Monday during protest against alleged sexual harassment of a group of women students by a professor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University's School of Life Sciences (SLS). 

The agitating students gathered in large numbers outside the police station in southwest Delhi, have been protesting for many days demanding arrest of accused professor Atul Johri.

The students also accused the Delhi Police of delaying action in the case. 

"The Delhi Police has done only token follow up of the FIR that was filed by the complainants. The delay in recording statements is a clear sign of nexus between the police and administration," a student alleged. 

Meanwhile, the All India Democratic Women's Association, wrote to the vice chancellor of the university demanding immediate suspension of the professor and, a free and fair inquiry.

According to the police, an FIR was registered against the professor at the Vasant Kunj police station.

Johri resigned from two administrative posts in JNU -- the director of the Human Resources Development Centre (HRDC) and the director of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) -- on "moral grounds", but had claimed that the allegation against him was a "motivated move" by students with vested interests. 

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