San­grur panel records state­ments of vic­tims

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - PUNJAB HINDUSTANTIMES - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

SAN­GRUR: :The two Ghab­dan mer­i­to­ri­ous school stu­dents, who have ac­cused their prin­ci­pal of sex­ual ha­rass­ment, on Tues­day recorded their state­ments be­fore a panel formed by the deputy com­mis­sioner to probe the case.

“The girls have given their state­ments. We will now sum­mon the prin­ci­pal. The com­mit­tee will file its re­port by Novem­ber 27,” said panel head and ad­di­tional deputy com­mis­sioner Up­kar Singh.

Ear­lier, the girls and the mem­bers of var­i­ous unions held protest out­side the Sadar po­lice sta­tion, de­mand­ing reg­is­tra­tion of an FIR in the case.

The po­lice have main­tained that they will first see the re­port of the com­mit­tee and then take ac­tion.

When the girls were record­ing their state­ments, some stu­dent bod­ies started protest­ing out­side the district ad­min­is­tra­tion com­plex.

“We want an im­me­di­ate FIR in the case. If po­lice fail to act, we will in­ten­sify our ag­i­ta­tion,” said Raspin­der Singh, pres­i­dent, Pun­jab Rad­i­cal Stu­dent Union.

The two Dalit girls had al­leged that the prin­ci­pal had called them to his res­i­dence on Novem­ber 1 and tried to mo­lest them. The school head has rub­bished al­le­ga­tions.

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