Girl student receives threat call, govt orders all-women SIT probe in viral video case

All 3 accused has been sent to 7-day police remand by the court.

Chandigarh University Row
Chandigarh University Row

A day after the objectionable leaked videos of girl students of Chandigarh University in Mohali went viral, a student received call from an international number threatening to make her ‘videos public’. Following this, the students intensified their protests inside the campus for some time.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann constituted a three-member all-women Special Investigation Team of police officials to probe the case in which a Chandigarh University student allegedly made objectionable videos of her hostel mates, police said on Monday.
The SIT team will be under the supervision of senior IPS officer Gurpreet Kaur Deo.
“SIT will go to the bottom of the conspiracy. No person is to be spared if found involved. One student and two others were arrested. Thanks to DGP Himachal Pradesh for excellent co-operation. Electronic devices were seized and sent for forensic examination,” said DGP Punjab, Gaurav Yadav.
He further appealed to everyone to maintain peace and said, “Don’t fall to unverified rumours. Let’s work together for peace in society. Appeal to everyone to maintain peace and harmony.
The Chandigarh University campus on Monday remained peaceful although it witnessed another round of agitation following a threat call received by a student. Students said the caller made the calls from an international number +1(204) 819-9002 and used abusive language threatening that the caller is in possession of videos which would be made public soon.
As the panic grips the campus, students were seen leaving the campus for home or some other places which they find safer. Many students, however, continued to hold protests.
The university authority has suspended 2 wardens. The university will also remain close till 24 September.
Meanwhile, Mohali police produced the accused student and her two friends Rankaj Verma and Sunny Mehra in Kharar court. All three have been sent to 7-day police remand by the court. 
Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) GS Bhullar spoke to the protesting students late on Sunday night and tried to pacify them by saying “implicit faith is necessary” and “law is being followed”.
“We will keep coming to you, implicit faith is necessary,” said DIG GS Bhullar.
DIG Bhullar also said that there was a communication gap earlier, which the police are trying to bridge.
“The issue has been of communication gap. We have been clarifying again and again. We are assuring students that law is being followed and all legal procedures are being undertaken,” DIG Bhullar said.