Police Commissioner briefs Parliamentary Committee over Ramjas row, Gurmehar

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 28 (ANI): The Parliament Standing Committee on Home Affairs on Tuesday raised concerns over the scuffle that took place in Ramjas College between the members of ABVP and AISA and the alleged rape threats received by Kargil martyr's daughter Gurmehar Kaur. According to sources, the Standing Committee's chairman and former union minister P. Chidambaram allowed the discussion to take place after some of the members raised the issue despite objection by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member. Following this, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik was called where he briefed the members about the steps being taken by the police. Patnaik told the members that the police is closely monitoring the situation and assured that serious action would be taken on the FIR lodged over threats to Gurmehar. The 20-year-old Delhi University student had approached the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) to lodge a complaint against the alleged rape threats she received for running a social media campaign against the ABVP over the Ramjas scuffle. The ABVP activists had allegedly thrashed students, AISA members and journalists during the scuffle. The Delhi Police filed an FIR against the rape threat after the DCW issued notice to them. The FIR was registered under relevant Sections of the IT Act and IPC. The entire controversy gained momentum after last week's clash that erupted between AISA and the ABVP over cancellation of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid's talk at Delhi University's Ramjas College.(ANI)