Updated: May 25, 2015 12:02:09 pm
The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Haryana government to submit investigation report on a plea by an MBA student of Hissar-based Jindal Global University who has sought a CBI probe into her on-campus sexual harassment.
The girl, in her petition, has alleged she was raped by her seniors but local police was trying to protect the accused at the behest of a Haryana MP.
A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Uday U Lalit issued notices to the state government and CBI on the petition and fixed Wednesday for next hearing.
It sought status report of investigation by Haryana police into the matter.
The 21-year-old second year student of integrated BBA/MBA course has alleged that her seniors took her nude photographs and forced her to get into physical relationship with many of them. As per her petition, she was repeatedly raped on the campus and outside by three seniors, who had threatened to circulate the pictures in public.
The petition claimed that the police were destroying electronic evidence like laptops and mobile phones through which photographs were shared by the accused with other students through whatsApp. The Station House Officer, who had registered the FIR into the matter, was transferred under political pressure the very next day, it added.
“The state authorities have behaved in an extremely casual, lackadaisical, unprofessional and biased manner leading to valuable evidence being possibly destroyed by the accused persons due to the inability of the prosecution to properly protect and preserve the incriminating evidence,” stated the petition.
Contending that the girl’s fundamental right to live with human dignity was being violated, the petition said that a CBI inquiry was inevitable “because of shoddy, reckless, biased and mala fide investigation conducted by police”.
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