A Delhi Court on Thursday has sent all the accused in Delhi University’s Gargi College molestation case to judicial custody for 14 days. The students of the girls’ college had alleged that some unknown people in inebriated situations entered the college campus on the third day of the annual fest ‘riverie’ and molested them on February 6.
The decision was given by a Saket Court where the accused were produced to the concerned magistrate and sent to Tihar jail in the alleged molestation case.
The case was registered at Hauz Khas Police Station after which the police started its investigation.
“The probe team had also spoken to Gargi College,” A Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), South Delhi told media.
As per the reports, the police have scanned as many as 23 CCTV cameras out of which three were focused on the ground where the fest was held.
“Initial probe suggests the college was at fault. The college authorities had not informed the police about the festival,” the police was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Earlier in the day, a plea was filed in the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe into the matter which the court refused to ask the petitioner to move the High Court first.
“Why don’t you go to Delhi High Court? If they dismiss the petition then you come here,” the bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde comprising justices BR Gavai and Surya Kant said.
According to police, a case was registered under IPC sections 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention).