Chandigarh University Video Scandal: Police say girl student made her own clip, no other videos made
While stating that the accused had not recorded any other video of anyone else, Mohali SP Vivek Soni said that her electronic devices and mobile phones have been taken into custody. They will be sent for forensic examination later today.
In a major twist to the Chandigarh University video leak scandal, the police are now saying that the girl student in custody shot only one video, and that too was of herself. Earlier reports had suggested that videos of as many as 60 students may have been allegedly shot, shared and leaked online by the suspect girl student.
Briefing the media, Mohali SSP Vivek Soni said that from the interrogation of the accused, it had emerged that there is only one video of the accused herself. While stating that the accused had not recorded any other video of anyone else, the police official said that her electronic devices and mobile phones had been taken into custody. They will be sent for forensic examination.
The girl student apparently shared her own video with someone allegedly from Himachal Pradesh, the police officer said, adding that team had been dispatched to track the whereabouts of this person.
The officer said that the protests erupted in the university after a "rumour" was floated that videos of several women students had been made. An FIR has been lodged under IPC section 354C (voyeurism) and the IT Act has been registered in the matter and a woman student has been apprehended.
Dr Arvinder Singh Kang, Director of Students Welfare of Chandigarh University, too said that no videos of other students were made. However, university authorities got the FIR registered into the incident for fair investigation, he said, adding that rumours regarding attempted suicide (by some students) and MMS of 60 students are incorrect.
Earlier this morning, the police appealed for calm and asked people not to fall for rumours and fake news. Massive protests were witnessed at the Chandigarh University campus post midnight over objectionable videos being leaked of allegedly around 60 girls residing in the campus hostel. There had been reports that three girls whose videos had allegedly been leaked had tried to commit suicide during the protests.
However, SSP Mohali Vivek Soni said there had been no such incident. He said that the visuals that showed a girl being taken into an ambulance had, in fact, fainted during the protest.