The JNU professor, however, told PTI, that he was being targeted by the Left-leaning students.
A 26-year-old JNU PhD scholar, who had gone missing on March 11, informed her parents on Thursday that she was fine and had "gone out", police said. In the complaint, it has been alleged that Johri made "sexually coloured remarks" and if a woman objected, he would hold a grudge against her.
The students of the varsity have been protesting against the mandatory attendance rule since it was notified by the JNU administration in December past year.
The JNU campus also saw frenetic action on Saturday, with the students union demanding that the administration suspend the professor and get him arrested. "I am leaving your so-called prestigious lab, just because you are a characterless person and have no manners when it comes to talking to the girl", the victim said in an email that she had sent to Johri.
In his email, Johri had said, "Dear all, you are not coming to the lab on time. You have already used 30 days of leave", Johri said. "We are distraught that complainants have had to take charges that should have been pursued within the institution to the police because of a lack of faith in the university's internal complaints committee", the teachers said in the statement.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Southwest, Milind Mahadeo Dumbre said: "We have registered an FIR under Section 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (Word, gesture or act meant to insult the modesty of a woman) (of the Indian Penal Code) but we have not summoned the accused for questioning as we are probing the matter". A senior police official said that both sides filed a case in Vasant Kunj Marg police station. "He will be called for questioning", said Milind Dumbre, DCP (South West). The matter is under investigation.