Soldier Arrested For Allegedly Blackmailing Chandigarh University Student In Video Leak

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  • Amey soldier arrested for black mailing student who leaked video.
  • The arrest was sought from Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • An SIT is constitued by AAP govt to probe the matter of video leak.

Mohali: The Punjab police on Saturday arrested an army personnel in Arunachal Pradesh on charges of blackmailing the accused who posted alleged recordings from girls hostel. The arrest was sought from Sela Pass in Arunachal with support of police from the local area and neighbouring Assam, besides the army. Mohali Police got two-day transit remand from the local court and will now produce him before a magistrate in Mohali, said DGP Yadav.

Punjab police chief Gaurav Yadav today said a team from Mohali arrested the soldier, Sanjeev Singh, after tracking “forensic and digital evidence” gathered from devices seized from the other arrested accused.

It has been a week since protest erupted in Chandigarh University after the video was shared. Rumours of other girls’ videos being in circulation had fueled the protests, but the police had said the arrested girl sent only her own video to a friend. The net has since widened, and police are probing if she was blackmailed into recording and sharing videos. 

The Punjab Govt set up a three-member all-woman Special Investigation Team (SIT) as rival parties accused the AAP of not taking the matter seriously enough.

The SIT(headed by SP Rupinder Kaur Bhatti with DSPs Rupinder Kaur and Deepika Singh as members) has been conducting speedy investigations in the case. The guilty will not be spared,” a note by the DGP office said. 

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