Mumbai: Mumbai police
Friday arrested two professors of Mumbai University for allegedly
molesting three staff members of the varsity, an official said.
The arrested are head of the physical training department Bapu
Chougule, 57, and assistant professor Nilesh Lohar, 39. They had
sought anticipatory bail in a Mumbai sessions court, which was
rejected Friday, police said.
An official from the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) police station,
who is investigating the case, said that the three victims - a
lecturer, 22, a librarian, 21, and a sweeper, 28 - had been
molested by the two accused.
"One of the victims sent an online complaint three months ago on
the Mumbai police website stating that they were being harassed by
the said professors. When the accused came to know about the
complaint, they sought anticipatory bail from the sessions court,"
the official said.
"The sessions court had rejected their bail last week. However,
the rejection letters were sent to the police station only
Thursday. We have arrested the accused and presented them in
court. They have been remanded in judicial custody for 14 days,"