Journalist molested during JNU students' march: Delhi Police inspector booked; case to be investigated by crime branch

A case was registered on Monday against a Delhi Police inspector accused of molesting a journalist during a march organised by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students and he was sent to district lines, police said

PTI March 27, 2018 12:55:01 IST
Journalist molested during JNU students' march: Delhi Police inspector booked; case to be investigated by crime branch

New Delhi: A case was registered on Monday against a Delhi Police inspector accused of molesting a journalist during a march organised by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students and he was sent to district lines, police said.

Dependra Pathak, the special commissioner of police (traffic) and chief spokesperson for the Delhi Police, said that following a vigilance inquiry, the Delhi Cantt SHO was booked under molestation charges and sent to district police line.

Journalist molested during JNU students march Delhi Police inspector booked case to be investigated by crime branch

File image of photojournalists protest alleged manhandling of two female journalists by the Delhi Police, in New Delhi. PTI

Police said the case will be investigated by the crime branch.

On Friday, JNU students had taken out a march from the varsity campus towards the Parliament.

At the Sanjay Jheel in Lakshmi Bai Nagar area, police lathicharged and used water canons to disperse the crowd of students, teachers and journalists who were covering the protests.

Two journalists filed separate complaints— one for molestation and another for assault— with regard to incidents during the protest march.

On Monday, a woman constable and a male head constable were suspended for allegedly snatching the camera of a photojournalist during the march.

 

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