Have addressed the considerations of Chandigarh College college students over video incident, says Punjab ADGP Gurpreet Deo

Have addressed the considerations of Chandigarh College college students over video incident, says Punjab ADGP Gurpreet Deo


Chandigarh, September 18

The Punjab Police prime brass together with senior officers of Mohali district administration on Sunday met a bunch of girls college students of a personal college following “rumours” that some objectionable movies of school hostellers had been recorded by one other scholar.

Police stated it has been discovered throughout preliminary investigation {that a} lady scholar, a hosteller, had shared her personal video with a youth from Himachal Pradesh whose position can be underneath the scanner.  

Police stated an FIR underneath IPC part 354-C (voyeurism) and the IT Act has been registered within the matter and the girl scholar has been arrested.

After the incident, Punjab’s Extra Director Basic of Police (ADGP), Gurpreet Deo, Mohali’s Senior Superintendent of Police Vivek Sheel Soni and different prime officers, together with GPS Bhullar, senior officers of Mohali district administration, together with the deputy commissioner, reached the college campus to take inventory of the scenario.

Briefing reporters on the college campus, ADGP Deo, who additionally holds the cost of girls and youngster affairs, stated many rumours in regards to the case had been circulating on social media platforms.     

“There are 4,000 ladies college students who dwell within the hostel. One in every of them has been arrested by police. Her cellphone has been taken into police possession and the state cyber crime unit is conducting its evaluation.

“Second a part of the case is a bunch of girls college students within the hostel who noticed the accused doing a little objectionable acts. As the extra DG holding cost of girls and youngster affairs, I used to be deputed to work together with the scholars as a result of many rumours had been circulating about this case.

“We had a gathering with 50-60 ladies college students who dwell on the identical ground together with the accused. Most of them have joined a brand new session and never know one another,” Deo stated.

The senior police official stated the ladies college students had been particularly perturbed on the alleged circulation of ‘movies’ on social media.   

Notably, protests befell previous midnight at Chandigarh College campus positioned at Ludhiana-Chandigarh highway, after some college students expressed apprehension {that a} lady scholar had made their movies and circulated on social media.

Deo additional stated three to 4 ladies college students noticed the accused in widespread washroom the place she was taking some photos together with her cellphone “which they thought she was taking from beneath the lavatory door… They then reported the matter to the warden and subsequently the police had been knowledgeable.

“I wish to make clear that the scholars are actually pleased as a result of their considerations have been addressed. The scholars wanted a clarification on whether or not the accused’s cellphone had movies of different women. Prima facie, we didn’t come throughout any such movies,” she stated.

Requested in regards to the youth from Himachal Pradesh whose position is underneath the scanner, the ADGP stated, “Ostensibly the woman scholar might have shared these together with her boyfriend and a police occasion has been despatched to nab him. No different video has been discovered which may be known as objectionable apart from the woman’s personal movies.”  

“Allow us to not sensationalise the problem. Many issues are circulating on social media platforms like women tried suicide, which aren’t appropriate,” she asserted.

Deo added that even when any video was deleted from the accused’s cellphone, “there’s a chance to forensically get better them. However allow us to not base something on presumptions and assumptions and go in line with scientific proof”.

“The district police has already requested the state forensic laboratory to look at the lavatory space (of the hostel) and see whether or not any hidden digicam or something objectionable is there,” she stated.

She added, “Even when the woman was sharing her video which you will say is a personal affair between a boy and a lady, however what if tomorrow that youth misuses the video. Earlier too, we’ve got dealt with circumstances wherein such movies have gone viral on social media. However within the current case, thus far, no such factor has taken place.”

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has ordered a probe into the incident, saying strict motion shall be taken towards these whosoever is discovered responsible.


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