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JNU Professor Atul Johri Arrested for 'Sexually Harassing' Students After Days of Protests, Gets Bail

Duty magistrate Ritu Singh directed Atul Johri to furnish a bail bond of Rs 30,000 for each of the eight FIRs registered against him

Souvik Mitra | CNN-News18

Updated:March 20, 2018, 9:06 PM IST
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JNU Professor Atul Johri Arrested for 'Sexually Harassing' Students After Days of Protests, Gets Bail
JNU students protest against police inaction over sexual harassment complaints against the professor. (Image: News18/Raju Khatri)
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New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University professor Atul Johri was on Tuesday arrested for allegedly sexually harassing several women students of the institute after intense protests and hunger strikes by students. He was granted bail by a Delhi court.

Duty magistrate Ritu Singh directed him to furnish a bail bond of Rs 30,000 for each of the eight FIRs registered against him. Johri had moved a bail plea saying sending him to jail would spoil his career.

Students and professors of the university as well as women's rights organisations had been protesting demanding Johri's arrest, after some students accused him of sexual harassment.

According to the police, Johri was arrested after three hours of questioning at the RK Puram police station. Prior to the professor's arrest, there were protests held at the JNU campus and outside the Vasant Kunj police station demanding his immediate arrest.

On Monday, 54 JNU professors had demanded registration of separate FIRs on all eight sexual harassment complaints against Johri. They had also petitioned Deputy Commissioner of Police (south-west) Milind Dumbere's office in this regard.

Seven more FIRs were registered against Johri late on Monday night, in addition to the one already lodged against him.

An FIR was also lodged against JNUSU president Geeta Kumar and its vice president Zoya Khan and 15 other students for creating ruckus inside the office of the dean of students on March 13. Additional DCP, south west district, said JNU students have not been arrested in connection with the case against them.
| Edited by: Huma Tabassum
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