Chandigarh University MMS Leak: A three-person Special Investigation Team (SIT) made up entirely of female police officers has been established to look into claims that a hosteller at Chandigarh University captured and distributed offensive videos of a number of female students.
“A three-person, all-female SIT has been formed to look into the Chandigarh University scandal at the request of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, and Gurpreet Kaur Deo is a senior IPS officer. two more people and a student are arrested… confiscated electronic devices sent for forensic analysis “said Gaurav Yadav, DGP of Punjab.
In response to loud student protests, the administration of Chandigarh University has postponed courses for the next six days, or till September 24. Around 1:30 am on Monday, protests were suspended when the administration agreed to the students’ requests.
Two hostel wardens have been suspended as part of additional measures taken by the varsity. All hostel wardens are being transferred and hostel schedules have also been adjusted.
Reason Of Protests
After midnight on Saturday, there were large-scale protests on campus because students claimed that ‘private’ and ‘objectionable’ films of a number of female dormitory residents had been posted online.
Authorities have so far apprehended three people in connection with the suspected creation and distribution of inappropriate videos of female students at the university: a student, a 23-year-old guy from Himachal Pradesh who is rumoured to be her lover, and his 31-year-old acquaintance.
The students said that there were leaked videos of approximately 60 girls taking baths in the dorm. However, the university said in a statement that only one video had been distributed. Furthermore, the accused recorded and distributed it. According to them, the girl produced the video and shared it with her friend in Himachal Pradesh on her own.
Demands Of Students
Students demanded that the testimony of the female students whose allegedly leaked films were of them be recorded in front of other students. They asked the management to apologise as well.
A number of students personally presented the university administration with their demands on a variety of topics, including changing the wardens of the dorms, relaxing the admission hours for the dorms, and safety concerns.
What Officials State
After a day-long demonstration, rumours that the institution was trying to hide the truth abounded. The administration has always refuted allegations that distressing students had attempted suicide and that videos of numerous female students in the varsity hostel had been made and disseminated on social media.
“No pupil killed themselves. According to preliminary investigation, the accused teenager sent her own photos and videos to her boyfriend. There was nothing else discovered. filed a FIR. Police are investigating. I urge parents and students not to take any rumours seriously “The provost stated.
According to Punjab’s Additional Director General of Police Gurpreet Deo, the accused student seems to have only shown the young guy a video of herself and no other problematic student videos was found.
Officials stated that a FIR has been filed in the case under IPC section 354-C (voyeurism) and the IT Act, and that additional investigation is ongoing.
Government Orders Investigation
A high-level investigation into the incident has been launched, according to Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. “It is regrettable to learn of the Chandigarh University event. Our pride is in our daughters. A high-level investigation into the occurrence has been mandated. Anyone found guilty will face harsh punishment. I am regularly in touch with the administration. I urge everyone to stay away from rumours.”
Harjot Singh Bains, the state’s minister of education, has urged the university’s students to remain calm. He declared that no one guilty would be spared.