Clashes broke out between police and students of Jawaharlal National University (JNU) in front of Vasant Kunj Police Station in Delhi on Monday.
Hundreds of students took to the streets and gathered outside the police station protesting against the sexual harassment of fellow female students by a professor. The were demanding Delhi police to arrest the accused professor.
During the protest, the students clashed with the cops, who later used water cannons to disperse them.
The students alleged that Delhi police was “intentionally” delaying the action in the case.
However, Delhi police denied the charges and said that the case was being dealt according to the law and the accused professor has been asked to join the investigation on Tuesday.
“Matter is being dealt according to law. Notice has been issued and he (JNU professor accused of sexual harassment) has been called tomorrow to join the investigation,” Milind Dumbere, DCP South West Delhi said.
Atul Johri, a professor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University's School of Life Sciences (SLS) has allegedly sexually harassed a group of students.
Earlier in the day, the professors of the JNU met deputy commissioner of police (South-West) Milind Dumbere demanding registration of separate FIRs in all eight complaints of sexual harassment against Johri.