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JNU professor arrested in sexual harassment case

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New Delhi, Mar 20 :Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) professor Atul Johri was today arrested for allegedly sexually harassing several women students of the institute, police said.

Students and professors of the university as well as women’s rights organisations had been protesting demanding Johri’s arrest, after some students accused him of sexual harassment.

Dependra Pathak, Chief Spokesperson, Delhi Police said Johri was arrested after three hours of questioning at the Vasant Kunj police station.

The professor was produced before duty magistrate Ritu Singh.

Yesterday, 54 JNU professors had demanded registration of separate FIRs on all eight sexual harassment complaints against Johri. They had also petitioned Deputy Commissioner of Police (south-west) Milind Dumbere’s office in this regard.

Seven more FIRs were registered against Johri late last night, in addition to the one already lodged against him.

Following a protest staged by the JNU students outside the Vasant Kunj police station yesterday, women’s rights organisations, including the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) and the All India Mahila Sanskritik Sanghatan, demonstrated outside the police station today, demanding Johri’s arrest.

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