Jadavpur molestation case: Bengal forms panel to probe matter

Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Sunday night decided to form a panel to investigate the recent case of alleged harassment of girl student in Jadavpur University, which has rocked the campus with students demanding the Vice Chancellor's resignation.

 Jadavpur molestation case: Bengal forms panel to probe matter

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's government decided to form a panel to probe the Jadavpur molestation case. AFP

Announcing this, state Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, who went to the girl's residence on Sunday, said the inquiry committee was being formed under the directive of the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

"Members of the probe panel would be requested to submit report within 72 hours as desired by the CM," he said.

Chatterjee said that the committee would be formed by the department of education with three or four members, names of whom would be made public tomorrow.

The girl, who lodged complaint of sexual harassment, can appear before the committee and give her views.

Even though Jadavpur University had formed a probe panel to investigate into the case, students gheraoed the VC, registrar and other members of the executive council on the intervening night of September 16 and September 17 demanding a fresh probe panel to investigate the alleged sexual harassment of the girl inside the campus on August 28.

After Chatterjee visited the girl's residence, her father said that the minister had assured him that they would get 'justice'.

"The minister told me that we will get justice. We repose faith in what he said," the father told newspersons outside their Salt Lake residence.

The minister then went to meet the Governor at Raj Bhavan and stayed there for nearly one hour and 20 minutes.


Updated Date: Sep 22, 2014 15:18:59 IST