IEP Chandigarh, September 19
On directions of Chief Minister Punjab Bhagwant Mann, Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav on Monday constituted a three-member all-woman Special Investigation Team (SIT) under the overall supervision of ADGP Community Affairs Division and Women Affairs Gurpreet Kaur Deo, to ensure the effective and speedy investigation into Chandigarh University case.
The SIT comprises SP Counter Intelligence Ludhiana Rupinder Kaur Bhatti as the Incharge, while, two members include DSP Kharar-1 Rupinder Kaur and DSP AGTF Deepika Singh. The SIT will function under the supervision of DIG Rupnagar Range Gurpreet Singh Bhullar and SSP SAS Nagar Vivek Sheel Soni, and can co-opt any other member, based on functional requirements.
The development came a day after Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann ordered a high-level probe into the matter.
Terming the incident at Chandigarh University as unfortunate, DGP Gaurav Yadav apprised that the investigations are going on at full pace and the Police on Sunday late evening made three arrests including that of the student and two others from Himachal Pradesh after seizing certain electronic devices from their possession. He also expressed gratitude to the DGP Himachal Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh Police for extending all cooperation to the Punjab Police.
“The SIT will go to the bottom of this matter and whoever is found involved in this case will not be spared,” he assured.
While appealing to students, parents, and the community at large to maintain calm and peace, the DGP assured them to protect the privacy and dignity of all the individuals concerned. He also urged the people to rely only on authentic channels for information and not get swayed away by the rumors being spread on various social media platforms, which are sometimes unverified.