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JNTU professor booked for sexual harassment

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Press Trust of India Kakinada
A Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) professor was booked today on charge of sexual harassment of girl students, two days after students demanded his sacking.

"K. Babulu is booked for sexual harassment on the basis of a complaint lodged by JNTU Registrar Subbarao who forwarded a letter handed over to him by 20 girl students," said Sarpavaram police station house officer Chaitanya Krishna.

No arrest is made yet.

Krishan said investigation is underway.

According to sources, district collector Kartikeya Misra had heard the students and special deputy collector Seetamaha Laxmi, who conducted a preliminary inquiry, and subsequently asked JNTU Vice Chancellor VSS Kumar to hand over the case to police.

Students had given the varsity authorities a deadline of 11 A.M which expired yesterday to act against the professor.

The professor sexually harassed 20 students while conducting the viva voce tests three days ago, following which a complaint was submitted with the JNTUK Vice-Chancellor, protesting students had claimed while speaking to PTI.

The VC had offered to remove the professor from conducting viva voce tests but this was rejected by the protesting students, they had said.

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First Published: Jan 30 2018 | 11:10 PM IST

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