2 Punjabi varsity employees caught with women
Placed under suspension
Tribune News Service
Patiala, August 16
Two employees of Punjabi University were caught red-handed while indulging in an immoral act during “overtime” in its Examination Branch two days back.
The university authorities made them sign a confession and handed them over along with two women, whom they had brought from outside of the campus, to the Bahadurgarh police chowki with a request that an FIR be registered against them.
The police has registered a case under Section 109 (trying to hide presence to commit cognizable offence) against the two employees.
According to sources, the two employees — Manjit Singh, who works in the office of Dean, Academic Affairs, and Jasbir Singh, who works in the Conduct Branch, were on overtime duty when the incident occurred on August 14.
The sources said according to the confession made by the two employees to the university, Jasbir Singh enquired from his head and other officials about their presence at work on Saturday. On being told that none of the staff were on duty, Jasbir asked Manjit to get the two women, residents of Mathura Colony and Bishen Nagar, to the Examination Branch.
Following this, according to University Chief Security Officer Col Alamjit Singh (retd), Jasbir locked Manjit and one of the women in the room of a steno in the office. After some time Manjit did the same for Jasbir and the other woman.
The Security Officer said suspicion arose when another employee saw Manjit knock at a locked room. The employee told this to a security guard on duty and they went to the rear of the room to check on it.
The two became suspicious and on seeing them Jasbir jumped from the first floor and tried to escape to the nearby Gol Market, where he was apprehended by the security staff. Though Jasbir first denied his presence in the room, he relented when one of the women was “recovered” from the locked room after it was forced open.
The university authorities handed over all the four to the Bahadurgarh police chowki with a request that an FIR be registered.
University spokesperson, Dr B.S. Sandhu, when contacted said though the employees had been suspended, further action was expected against them.
Meanwhile, SSP A.S. Rai said both employees had been arrested and charged under Section 109, IPC. He said they had been presented before a Magistrate and granted bail.
Mr Rai said the police had written to the university authorities asking them to take strict disciplinary action against the employees.