The JNU professors on Monday demanded registration of separate FIRs in all the eight complaints of sexual harassment filed by the students against Johri. A clash erupted between the agitating students and the cops outside the police station. As per reports by PTI, they petitioned deputy commissioner of police (South-West) Milind Dumbere's office two days after the Delhi Police registered an FIR against professor Johri following allegations of sexual harassment by a group of women students.
The teachers said eight complaints were filed by as many women students, however, the Delhi Police chose to register only one FIR based on only one of the complaints. "We have recorded the statements of the complainants". The women had approached the Vasant Kunj (north) police station claiming that the professor would make explicit remarks on their clothes and touch them inappropriately while delivering lessons. Earlier today, the Police began questioning Johri in connection with the case.
"At present, more relevant sections under IPC will be added to the existing FIR as per the nature of complaint submitted by each complainant. Atul Johri", said the JNU Students Union (JNUSU) in a statement. "We are in support of the courageous complainants", Maliwal tweeted.
The students have deemed the suspension of the professor as important, because he continues to hold several academic and administrative posts and also that there is a possibility of his interference with the investigation yet to be conducted against him. "This disregard for even basic procedure suggests to us that the Delhi Police has no intention of seriously proceeding against Johri", the petition said. After demand for nine separate FIRs against the professor grew stronger, the Delhi Police clarified that they are taking legal opinion in the case.