Gargi College molestation case: Delhi Police arrests two, 10 others launched on bail

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The Delhi Police on Thursday arrested two extra folks in reference to the alleged molestation of scholars throughout a cultural pageant on the all-women Gargi College of the Delhi University within the nationwide capital final week. A complete of ten folks, between the ages of 18-25 years, have been arrested by the Delhi Police on February 12 (Wednesday) in reference to the incident. However, the Saket Court has launched these 10 folks on bail.

Over 11 police groups are dedicatedly engaged on all elements of the case. These groups are additionally trying on the technical particulars accessible and visiting varied websites in NCR to establish the suspects and examine the case, the Delhi Police had stated. Many individuals are being questioned and a number of suspects have been recognized, the police added. The school authorities have additionally been spoken to by the investigating groups.

The Delhi Police on February 10 registered a case in reference to the incident. According to Atul Kumar Thakur, DCP (south), a case has been registered beneath IPC sections 452 (house-trespass after preparation for harm, assault or wrongful restraint), 354 (assault or prison pressure to girl with intent to outrage her modesty), 509 (phrase, gesture or act supposed to insult the modesty of a lady) and 34 (acts completed by a number of individuals in furtherance of frequent intention).

A plea was filed within the Delhi High Court on Thursday searching for a court-monitored CBI probe into the alleged molestation of scholars throughout a cultural pageant on the all-women Gargi College of the Delhi University within the nationwide capital final week.

Earlier within the day, the Supreme Court had refused to entertain the petition and had directed the petitioner, a lawyer, to move the excessive court docket. Hours after the apex court docket’s determination, the lawyer filed the petition within the excessive court docket.

The petition, by advocate M L Sharma, has sought the preservation of all video recordings and CCTV digital camera footage of the faculty campus. It has additionally sought the arrest of the folks behind the “planned criminal conspiracy”.

Sharma, in his plea, has alleged that it was a deliberate political and prison conspiracy hatched within the backdrop of the Delhi election and no motion was taken after the incident. The petition additional blamed the chief minister of Delhi for not taking any motion in opposition to the accused.

“It is a clear criminal conspiracy hatched by the political party to deploy accused persons to provoke the Delhi public for effecting voting in their favour. Despite the presence of Delhi Police … On February 6, neither principal nor other state authorities tried to stop and arrest the accused persons,” the PIL claimed.

On February 6, a bunch of males broke into the Gargi College through the ‘Reverie’ fest and allegedly groped, harassed and molested the attendees, who claimed that safety officers stood watching when the incident passed off. The incident got here to mild after some college students took to Instagram to relate their ordeal and alleged that safety personnel did nothing to regulate the unruly teams.

Besides the safety organized by the faculty, the realm had Delhi Police and paramilitary personnel who have been stationed there for the Assembly ballot.