New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) professor, Atul Johri, has been arrested by the Delhi police on Tuesday over the charges of ‘sexual harassment’. Eight students had filed complaints alleging the professor of harassment. He will be produced before Patiala House court, Joint Commissioner of Police Ajay Chaudhary said.
More female students approached the Vasant Kunj police station in the southwest Delhi and levelled similar allegations against Johri, Chaudhary said. The arrest has been made after JNU students clashed with the police during their protest for a delay in taking any action against him.
“The professor often makes sexually-coloured remarks, open demands for sex and comments on the figure of almost every girl. If a girl objects, he holds a grudge against her,” the women students had said in a statement.
Johri had resigned from an administrative role on March 16 on the grounds of ‘morality’ after the complaints were filed against him.