New Delhi: On Monday, the Delhi High Court heard a petition seeking a probe by the CBI into the alleged mass molestation incident took place during a cultural program at Gargi College, University of Delhi. The court has issued notices to the Central Government, CBI and Delhi Police. All of them have been asked to reply and has listed the matter for April 30.
It is known that on February 6, a crowd of unknown people forcibly entered the annual festival at Gargi College. The people present in the crowd not only molested the girl students in the college campus, but also threatened them and committed indecent acts with them. Two days after the incident, the students gave information about the incident on the college campus on social media, after which the protest started and the college administration gave a complaint to the police. After this, the police had registered a case and started searching for the accused.
Advocate and petitioner ML Sharma had alleged that nothing had been done in the case. Police registered the FIR on February 9 and arrested 10 people only on February 12, he said. When the bench asked what was the urgency, the counsel there was apprehension the evidence could be destroyed. The plea was filed on Thursday, hours after the Supreme Court declined to entertain the petition and asked the petitioner to move the high court.
The Hauz Khas police station on Sunday succeeded in arresting another accused in the case of molesting and assaulting female students at the annual festival of Gargi College. The accused is a resident of Delhi. The police has so far arrested 15 accused in this case.
DCP Dakshin Atul Kumar Thakur said that on Sunday, an accused has been arrested from Delhi in the case of molesting the girl students. The police team also raided his house, friends and relatives for his arrest. The accused has been arrested from his friend’s house.