New Delhi: In the latest development to the Gargi College incident on February 6, Delhi Police on Wednesday said 10 people have been arrested in connection with the case registered in Hauz Khas Police Station. Police further informed that over 11 teams are working on the case and are visiting various sites in the Delhi-NCR for identification of suspects. Also Read - Masculinity Isn't About Perverted Violence Against Women: Kailash Satyarthi on Gargi Incident
“10 people have been arrested in connection with the case registered in PS Hauz Khas. Over 11 teams are working on the case and are looking at technical details available and visiting various sites in Delhi-NCR for identification of suspects,” DCP South Delhi Atul Thakur said. Also Read - ‘Will Set up Security Protocol to Prevent Such Incidents in Future,’ Says Gargi College Principal Promila Kumar
The development comes after the college authorities on February 10 lodged a case under Sections 452, 354, 509 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code at Hauz Khas police station.
After the complaint was registered, DCP South Atul Thakur said that a Police Inspector of Crime Against Women (CAW) Cell has been designated as investigation officer in the case while the Additional DCP (South), Geetanjali Khandelwal, will oversee the investigation.
Police further added that Gargi College authorities have spoken to the probe teams.
Earlier, Gargi College Principal Promila Kumar said the college administration has set up a high-level fact-finding committee to look in to the February 6 incident.
The matter came to limelight when a group of men gate-crashed the college’s annual festival and molested women students.
College Principal said the committee would meet with the complainants, eyewitnesses and any other person having relevant information regarding the alleged sexual assault on students by some unidentified men last week.
“We are fully committed to the safety and security of our students. We have set up a high-level fact-finding committee to meet with the complainants, eyewitnesses and any other person having relevant information. The committee will prepare a report in a time-bound manner,” Promila said.
She had said that the institution will file complaints to the police at the earliest so that perpetrators can be brought to justice. “We will set up a security protocol to ensure such incidents can never take place again,” she said.
Elaborating the horror story, a student of the Gargi college had told news agency ANI that over 100 middle-aged men crashed the college gate on February 6 and misbehaved with the women inside the campus.
“The three-day annual college fest began on February 4 and on February 6 over 100 middle-aged men crashed the college gate and came inside where the fest was being held. They started misbehaving with girls. Luckily nothing happened with me but my friends told me that those men groped them and much more,” she said.