Sexual harassment case against VC dismissed

Last Updated: Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 23:43

Patiala: A court here on Saturday dismissed a
sexual harassment case registered against Jasbir Singh
Ahluwalia, Vice chancellor of Guru Granth Sahib World
University in Fatehgarh Sahib.

The Additional Sessions Judge D S Johal dismissed case
following a direction of Punjab and Haryana high court.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court had on December 17 had
allowed quashing of charges framed against him by a Patiala
court.

Ahluwalia, also a former VC of Punjabi University here,
was earlier booked in a case registered at Patiala`s Sadar
police station on February 19, 2002, initially under IPC.

In her complaint, a postgraduate student had alleged
"wrong things" were happening in the Department of Fine Arts.
and the VC, instead of taking action, had forced her to keep
her mouth shut.
Ahluwalia was also acquitted by the court of Additional
Sessions Judge Parminder Pal Singh on Friday of charges of
corruption and forgery in a case registered against him in
April 2002 when he was vice-chancellor of Punjabi University.

The court said the prosecution had failed to prove its
case.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 23:43

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