New Delhi: Two more people were on Tuesday arrested in connection with the reported molestation of students during a cultural festival at Delhi University’s Gargi College. So far, a total of 17 people have been arrested in the case. Also Read - Gargi College Mass Molestation Case: Another Arrested in 'Reverie' Incident
On Monday, the Delhi High Court issued notices in a petition seeking CBI-monitored probe into the Gargi college molestation incident. The court sought the response from the Central government, Delhi Police and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) till April 30. Also Read - Delhi Police Arrests Two More People in Connection With Gargi College Molestation Case
The plea, filed by Advocate M.L. Sharma, sought court-monitored CBI probe into the case. Also Read - Gargi College Molestation Case: Supreme Court Refuses PIL Seeking CBI Probe, Directs Petitioner to Delhi HC
Notably, the incident took place on February 6 when a group of men broke into the college during their cultural fest ‘Reverie’ and reportedly, groped, harassed and molested girl students.
The incident came to light after a few students took to various social media platforms to narrate their unpleasant experience and alleged that security personnel were negligent in controlling the unruly groups.
They also alleged that they were threatened by the intruders, who also made objectionable remarks and used cuss words.
The accused were, reportedly, outside the college when the fest was underway. They gathered at the college gate, vandalised a car and then broke in. They allegedly jumped over the barricades placed by the college security staff, outnumbered them and then misbehaved with the women students, police added.