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A professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has been booked on the charges of allegedly molesting some female students and making lewd remarks against them. A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against him on these allegations.
According to reports, Professor Atul Johri of School of Life Sciences (SLS) has been accused of sexual harassment by a group of women students of the prestigious university. A group of female students have levelled these allegations against the accused Professor Atul Johri of School of Life Sciences (SLS). There are allegations of financial irregularities also against the accused professor.
However, the professor, a vocal supporter of the university administration’s compulsory attendance initiative, has claimed that he was being targeted for his stand on the issue.
During a press conference held on the JNU campus, female students of the SLS said in a written statement that the professor often makes lewd remarks, open demands for sex and comments on the figure of almost every girl and if a girl objects, he holds a grudge against her, they said in the statement, a TV channel reported on Friday.
In another statement issued by the protesting students alleged a financial nexus between the professor and the JNU administration, the report said.
Another statement issued by the protesting students alleged a financial nexus between the professor and the JNU administration.
Similarly, a female student, who went missing from JNU campus and was then traced to her relative’s house, had reportedly also sent an e-mail to the professor in which she said that she was leaving the prestigious university as she was tired of the professor’s alleged sexual misconduct, the report stated.
However, the professor denied all such charges, saying the girls were protesting against him as he had raised the issue of their irregular attendance in the lab.
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