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JNU rape case: Accused Anmol Ratan surrenders to police

The student has alleged that she was raped by an AISA activist from the university, recorded her statement before a magistrate.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 25, 2016 7:39 pm
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Anmol Ratan, a PhD student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, accused of allegedly raping a fellow student has surrendered  in Vasant Kunj (North) police station, New Delhi

Ratan, a former AISA president, was earlier denied an anticipatory bail by the court. The court refused him any protection from arrest and adjourned the matter to be heard on August 27.

The student has alleged that she was raped by an AISA activist from the university, recorded her statement before a magistrate on Wednesday.

Ratan has been booked under Sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.

What all happened so far:

According to the complaint filed by the woman, she wanted to watch the movie, Sairat, and asked if anyone had a copy in a post on a social networking site.

The accused had replied on the platform, saying he has a copy of the film. She alleged that the accused took her to his room on the pretext of giving her the movie. She alleged in her complaint that he offered her a drink which was spiked and raped her after she fell unconscious.

Police said when she regained consciousness, she tried to raise an alarm but the accused threatened her with dire consequences if she told anyone about the incident.

JNU has handed over the matter to the Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH). Vice-chancellor Jagadesh Kumar told The Indian Express that GSCASH “was looking into it (the case)”.

What Ratan’s lawyer said:

Earlier, when Ratan’s anticipatory bail application (ABA) was moved, his advocate Rajiv Mohan asserted that the woman and his client knew each other. Arguing briefly on the plea, the lawyer told the court of Additional Sessions Judge Amit Bansal it was the complainant who had gone to the Brahmaputra hostel.

Mohan argued that the complaint was the result of a “political rivalry” as Ratan belonged to AISA, while the complainant was a part of the Collective and they had “ideological differences”. He also cited the forthcoming JNU elections as one of the reasons, given the “political rivalry” between the two outfits.

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  1. I
    Aug 25, 2016 at 1:01 am
    The media conveniently forgets to mention that AISA is a leftist organization affiliated worth the communist party. If it were a right won't organization, we'd be hearing about the BJP's connection and intolerance.
    1. J
      Joseph Atheist
      Aug 25, 2016 at 12:12 am
      Do you know world's largest NGO Christian Vatican appointed Bernardino Nogara as its new financial advisor in 1929, who straightened out the church's finances and grew a $92 million investment from Benito Mussolini into almost $1 billion. Yes Christian Mussolini the facsicist ruler.
      1. A
        Aug 24, 2016 at 10:43 pm
        Instead of answering the question George asked you used a name Akhilesh and asked him again questions which is called aggressive don't answer dilute the question strategy. So the question raised by George are all valid and please answer them. All over the world there are deadlines for your studies and if you spend years and years without finishing let's say your Ph.D in 3 years you don't get your degree and your tax payers funded incentives are over. Don't forget for every year you waste and illegally use incentives and subsidies you are taking away someone else future who is more deserving student. We are wasting about 3 lacs per student per year in JNU and if they don't appreciate it and are there what I call life longer where they think it is a job good for nothing live on tax payers money forever then it is totally unacceptable. Kick all these Christians so called intellectuals out of JNU if they are on my tax payers money. Money needs to be spent wisely in education not wasted on these beggars.
        1. D
          Aug 24, 2016 at 10:48 pm
          Don't ask questions but answer them if you can or hold your peace forever as what George is asking is true and factual. Good job George.
          1. S
            Aug 24, 2016 at 11:20 pm
            Anmol is a ABVP scoundrel and of course a BRAHMINUTWA bugger.
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