Former AISA president and JNU student Anmol Ratan, who has been accused of rape by a PhD student from the university, surrendered at the Vasant Kunj North police station Wednesday evening.
Ratan had been absconding since Sunday, when the PhD student filed a police complaint and accused him of rape. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Nupur Prasad confirmed that Ratan had surrendered. The complainant recorded her statement before Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria under the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure. Ratan had earlier moved a pre-arrest bail application in a sessions court Tuesday.
In her police complaint, the woman had said Ratan, also a PhD student, took her to his hostel room on the pretext of giving her a copy of the movie, Sairat. She alleged that he offered her a drink which was spiked and raped her after she fell unconscious. The complainant claimed the accused threatened her of dire consequences if she told anyone about the incident.
On Tuesday, when Ratan’s anticipatory bail application was moved, his advocate Rajiv Mohan asserted that the woman and his client knew each other. Meanwhile, JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU), at an university general body meeting (UGBM), passed a resolution saying the “JNUSU will do everything possible… to ensure justice is served in the matter”.
In a statement, AISA said, “The accused in the complaint of sexual violence in JNU has surrendered to the police. But that is not enough. The Delhi Police is playing shameful role in leaking information to the media regarding identity of the complainant as well as details of the incident stated in her deposition.”
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