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Chandigarh University leaked video: Prime accused arrested from Shimla

Chandigarh University leaked video row: University authorities have rejected reports that claimed videos of several women students in the varsity hostel were made and shared on social media and several students had attempted suicide after the episode.

Reported By : Puneet Pareenja Edited By : Shashwat Bhandari | New Delhi
Updated on: September 18, 2022 21:39 IST
Police personnel interact with students of the Chandigarh
Image Source : PTI Police personnel interact with students of the Chandigarh University protesting on the campus.

Highlights

  • The accused man in the leaked video case of Chandigarh University has been arrested
  • The accused has been held from Shimla
  • Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann ordered the probe into the incident

Chandigarh University leaked video row: A 23-year-old accused has been arrested from Shimla after a row erupted over alleged leaked videos of women of Chandigarh University.

"An arrest was made last night and further arrests have been made based on leads. We will share more details later," said Kharar DSP Rupinderdeep Kaur Sohi.

Speaking on the matter, Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur said, "I've instructed police officers to cooperate with the Punjab Police. According to the information received, the boy who made (videos) viral is from Himachal. Legal action will be taken against him."

Earlier in the day, protests erupted on the campus of Chandigarh University in Punjab's Mohali over "rumours" that objectionable videos of several women students were recorded by a hosteller, following which Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann ordered a probe.

After a preliminary investigation, police arrested a woman student and dispatched a team to apprehend a youth in Himachal Pradesh.

Punjab's Additional Director General of Police, Gurpreet Deo, who reached the Chandigarh University campus along with other senior officials to take stock of the situation after the overnight protests, told reporters that the woman student appeared to have shared a video of herself with the youth and no objectionable video of any other student was found.

University authorities also rejected reports that claimed videos of several women students in the varsity hostel were made and shared on social media and several students had attempted suicide after the episode.

Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police Vivek Sheel Soni told reporters that the protests erupted in the university past midnight after a "rumour" that videos of several women students had been made and leaked.

The arrested student's mobile phone has been taken seized for forensic analysis, he said, adding no suicide attempt by any student or death has occurred.

An FIR under IPC section 354-C (voyeurism) and the IT Act has been registered in the matter and further probe is on, officials said.

Chief Minister Mann ordered the probe into the incident, saying strict action will be taken against those found guilty.

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