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JNUSU demands action against student accused of rape

JNU Students’ Union on Monday approached the varsity Vice-Chancellor seeking action against a student who has been accused of sexual assault by a fellow mate. A 28-year-old JNU student had on Sunday approached Delhi Police and filed a rape case against an activist of the left-affiliated All India Students Association (AISA), accusing him of raping her in a hostel room on the university campus.

The woman, a PhD student, alleged that Anmol Ratan, also a PhD student, offered her a copy of a that she was looking for, took her to his hostel room and offered her a spiked drink. She told police that he raped her when she was unconscious. He also threatened her and asked her not to report the matter.

Taking strong note of the incident, AISA had on Sunday expelled Anmol from the party which ended his primary membership. “We condemn the incident and call for speedy action in the case. Since the complaint has been filed with police, we demand that the force takes all necessary steps to ensure justice and arrest the accused without delay. Also, the university must take necessary action against the accused student,” a statement issued by JNU Students Union (JNUSU) said.

Meanwhile, the complainant could not record her statement before the magistrate citing illness. “The victim was sent for recording of her statement before a magistrate under Section 164 of CrPC but she cited illness due to which it has been postponed now,” said RP Upadhyay, Jt Commissioner of Police, South-eastern range.

Afzal Guru row: JNU panel submits final report on punishments
The JNU on Monday said the Appellate Authority which heard the appeals of the varsity students who were penalised in connection with the controversial February 9 event has submitted its final report. “In the light of the recommendation of the High Level Enquiry Committee and subsequently the recommendation of the panel constituted to assist the Appellate Authority, the Vice-Chancellor put his mind to various dimensions of the concerned issue to come to a conclusion and has taken the final decision on the appeals made by the students,” a university statement said. “The authority after thorough analysis of each case, has issued the final report to be implemented by the Chief Proctor,” the statement added. Senior university officials, however, refused to comment when asked about the contents of the report.
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