New Delhi: Soon after lodging a complaint with the Delhi Police against the alleged harassment and sexual abuse of female students by a number of unidentified men during their annual cultural fest on February 6, Delhi University’s Gargi College Principal Dr Promila Kumar said that the college has already set up a high-level fact-finding committee to meet with the complainants, eyewitnesses and any other person having relevant information. Also Read - Misbehaviour With Gargi College Students 'Extremely Unfortunate': Arvind Kejriwal
She also added that the committee will prepare a report of the complaints to submit to the Police. “We’ve set up a high-level fact-finding committee to meet with the complainants, eyewitnesses and any other person having relevant information,” Promila Kumar said. Also Read - 'Mass Molestation' at Gargi College: 'Outsiders Entered Campus,' Says Centre; Students Stage Protest | Top Developments
She added that the students can approach the ICC of Gargi College for a confidential inquiry. “The committee will prepare, in a time-bound manner, a report of the complaints about submission to the Police, if complainants so desire. The students also have the option of approaching the ICC of Gargi College for confidential inquiry,” Promila added.
The Gargi College Principal further added that the college will set up a security protocol to ensure that such incidents never get repeated.
“The institute will file a report of complaints to the Police at the earliest so perpetrators can be brought to justice. We’ll set up a security protocol to ensure such incidents never take place again,” Promila added.
Earlier in the day, the college filed a complaint with the Delhi Police regarding the sexual harassment matter. “A complaint has been received from Gargi College authorities and a case under sections 452, 354, 509 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code is being registered at Hauz Khas police station,” police said.
Following the complaint from the college, the Delhi Police said that an inspector of Crime Against Women (CAW) Cell has been designated as investigation officer in the case. “The Additional DCP (South) has been designated as an inquiry officer to conduct an inquiry into all aspects related to the case,” police added.