West Bengal names panel to probe Jadavpur molestation

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West Bengal names panel to probe Jadavpur molestation
Kolkata, Sep 22: The West Bengal government Monday announced a probe into the alleged sexual harassment of a female student of Jadavpur University.

(Read here: Jadavpur crisis deepens: TMC to launch rally against students today)

"The panel headed by, Suranjan Das, vice-chancellor of Calcutta University will submit its report within 72 hours (THURSDAY morning)," said Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, who met the victim at her residence Sunday.

The five-member panel includes eminent indologist Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri and West Bengal School Service Commission Chairman Subiresh Bhattacharya.

While the university formed a panel to investigate into the alleged incident wherein a female student was dragged into the boys' hostel and molested last month, the students have been demanding an independent probe panel.

Several students were injured in a police crackdown here Wednesday when they were demonstrating against acting vice-chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarty, seeking a fresh probe. The violent crackdown has led to students demanding Chakrabarty's removal.

The victim's father has alleged non-cooperation from Chakrabarty.


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