New Delhi: 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.
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.
But, the accused professor has denied the allegations saying that as he was being targeted as he a staunch supporter of the compulsory attendance move initiated by the JNU administration.
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, Zee News 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.
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.