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JNU sexual harassment: Professor Atul Johri gets bail hours after arrest

The Lawyer Of The Accused Professor Moved A Plea In The Court On Tuesday, Saying That Sending Him To Jail Would Spoil His Career.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 20 Mar 2018, 08:01:37 PM
JNU sexual harassment: Delhi Police arrests professor Atul Johri (PTI Photo)

New Delhi:

The Delhi police on Tuesday arrested Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) professor Atul Johri for alleged sexual harassment of several female students.

The police produced professor Johri before Delhi's Patiala House Court, where he was granted bail after the police said that they did not need his custodial remand, according to a leading news channel.

The lawyer of the accused professor moved a plea in the court on Tuesday, saying that sending him to jail would spoil his career.

Earlier in the day, the police detained professor Johri for interrogation after registration of eight FIRs of molestation against him.

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As many as eight girl students have filed complaints of sexual harassment against Johri, who is a professor in JNU's School of Life Sciences.

According to the police sources, the FIRs against Johri were registered under the sections 354, 354A, 354D, and 509 of the Indian penal code.

Johri's arrest came a day after JNU students' protest in front of Delhi's Vasant Kunj Police Station demanding his immediate arrest.

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First Published : 20 Mar 2018, 07:37:56 PM